142592 - Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine
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A key feature of the medical profession is the primacy of patient care. Public trust and confidence in the medical profession is essential for ensuring people access medical care. Conflicts of interest in medicine have the potential to undermine public trust and confidence in the profession if not managed appropriately.
The AMA Guidelines for Doctors on Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine 2018 serve to assist you to appropriately identify and manage actual and potential conflicts of interest in the practice of Medicine.
‘AMA Guidelines for Doctors on Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine 2018’ aims to assist medical practitioners to manage current conflicts of interest and helps to identify potential future conflicts of interest in their medical practice.The medical profession adheres to the ethic that: The health of my patient will be my first consideration.1 In general, patients and the wider community trust medical practitioners to uphold this primary duty to patient care.  AMA Guidelines for Doctors on Managing Conflicts of Interest in Medicine 2018, AMA weblink: https://ama.com.au/position-statement/guidelines-doctors-managing-conflicts-interest-medicine-2018, as accessed 3 September 2018.Learning outcomes