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Code of medical ethics of the American Medical Association; current opinions with annotations, 2010-2011 ed.


Code of medical ethics of the American Medical Association; current opinions with annotations, 2010-2011 ed.

Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.

American Medical Association


489 pages




Written for physicians and other medical professionals, attorneys, and patients, this edition of the American Medical Association's Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance on about 200 current ethical opinions. Topics range from physician obligation in disaster preparedness and response, to physician participation in interrogations. Other considerations include genetic testing and counseling, the use of email, and health-related websites. The work reflects the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs' application of the nine principles of medical ethics as they relate to social policy issues like abortion, surrogate mothers, HIV testing, physician-assisted suicide, and cloning; interprofessional and hospital relations; confidentiality, advertising, and communications media relations; fees and charges; physician records; practice matters; professional rights and responsibilities; and the physician-patient relationship. Opinions include background reports, rationale, and annotations of citations in judicial rulings and literature. The volume contains new and updated opinions on quality and access to care, decision making for minor patients, breach of security in electronic health records, and respecting civil rights.

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Date:Dec 1, 2010
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