AMA Publishes Newly Updated Code of Medical Ethics

Completely updated after an eight-year modernization project, a revised edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is available from the American Medical Association in hardcover or ebook. The revised edition contains ethical guidance improved for relevance, clarity, and consistency to help physicians keep pace with emerging demands they face with new technologies, changing patient expectations, and shifting health care priorities. 

The Code of Medical Ethics has played a central role as medicine's authoritative guide to professional values and responsibilities since its creation in 1847. 

"The new edition of the Code of Medical Ethics will remain a useful and effective resource that physicians can continue to rely on, while remaining faithful to the virtues of fidelity, humanity, loyalty, tenderness, confidentiality, and integrity that are enshrined in the original code," said AMA Past President Steven J. Stack, MD.

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January 31, 2017