Patient Support & Advocacy
Michigan's Medicaid expansion doubles access to primary care
2元彩票Michigan customized its Medicaid program to emphasize primary care and preventive health services. Studies are showing this was a wise approach.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
Physicians have duty to monitor their own competence
Everyone expects physicians to provide competent care. But competence is fluid, context-dependent and requires self-awareness on the part of doctors.
2元彩票Medical School Life
Medical student leadership opportunities
2元彩票Take on leadership opportunities at the local, state or national levels to represent medical students and address their concerns.
What to do when patient says, “I’d rather have a white doctor.”
2元彩票The emotional harm to physicians of color can be substantial. The first step is to acknowledge racist speech and behaviors.
2元彩票Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs
Michael J. Rigby
Michael J. Rigby is a member of the Council of Ethical & Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association.
Essential Tools & Resources
Governing rules of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
Code of Medical Ethics overview
Board of Trustees
Membership Moves Medicine™
- Free access to JAMA Network™ and CME
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- Fight for physicians and patient rights
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