A case study explores the ethical issues that arise when an internal medicine resident posts a picture of a patient's rash, history, and test results on Facebook under the caption, “What's the diagnosis?” The post doesn't contain any of the patient's personal information such as name or age.
9 Feb 2016
A new ethics case study from ACP provides commentary on the ethical ramifications and on whether and how doctors should raise the matter with patients.
9 Jan 2018
Physicians should advocate for sustainable, mutual benefit; a fair and equitable distribution of resources; and partnerships that respect the individuals and communities served and cultural differences, ACP states in a position paper.
27 Mar 2018
Dementia presents unique ethical challenges for physicians because it is a “disease of autonomy.”
1 May 2020
At ACP's Global Forum in San Diego, attendees discussed how pharmaceutical pricing constitutes an overall health threat to patients.
1 Nov 2023
People in Italy and Spain with type A blood had increased risk of severe COVID-19, and prone positioning increased oxygenation, studies found. The FDA changed its position on hydroxychloroquine and ACP reaffirmed its stance.
23 Jun 2020
The College recommends universal coverage, independent of a person's health status, income, employment, or place of residence, with essential benefits, adequate access, and lower administrative costs.
1 Jun 2023
The case study offers a hypothetical example of dealing with a colleague who openly exhibits unprofessional behavior and makes derogatory comments about a patient.
15 Aug 2017
Ethical issues that can arise when a physician posts offensive or inappropriate content about a colleague are discussed.
7 Jul 2015
Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) activities associated with ACP's Ethics Manual have been renewed through Jan. 3, 2018.
3 Feb 2015