AMA Code of Ethics
This module aims to give you an understanding of the AMA Code of Ethics 2004, editorially revised 2006, revised 2016.
The Code serves to guide doctors in supporting patients to be active in managing their own health care and make their own informed health care decisions.
The Code has grown out of other similar ethical codes stretching back into history including the Hippocratic Oath and those from other cultures. The updated Code of Ethics provides greater clarity on consent, conscientious objection, complaints, control of patient information, fees, professional boundaries, managing interests, stewardship, medico-legal responsibilities, and protecting others from harm.