ACP's case study “Stewardship of Health Care Resources: Responding to a Patient's Request for Antibiotics” is now available online through Medscape.
20 Nov 2012
A new ACP position paper provides ethical guidance for the use of incentives to promote personal responsibility for health.
14 Sep 2010
A new case study in the ACP professionalism case studies series, “To Be or Not to Be: Should I Serve as an Expert Witness?” is now available on Medscape for CME credit. The study provides guidance for physicians participating as expert witnesses in legal cases.
20 Jul 2010
Molly Cooke, FACP, a Regent of the College, has been named a winner of the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation Professionalism Article Prize for an article published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine.
2 Aug 2011
A new case study in the ACP professionalism case study series, “Patient/Physician/Family Caregiver Relationships: When the Family Caregiver is a Physician,” is now available on Medscape for CME credit. The study looks at the challenges physicians face when they become caregivers for their own family members.
15 Feb 2011
Commercial screening tests marketed directly to the consumer are not always indicated or ethical, according to a recent opinion piece.
28 Aug 2012
The College's statement stresses that physicians have a responsibility to advocate for the health and well-being of patients and communities locally and globally and calls for a coordinated global vaccination effort to be ethical as well as practical.
22 Jun 2021
New ethical guidance from the College offers advice on how to respond to physician suicide, while a recent study found that depressive symptoms became more common as medical students progressed through school.
8 Jun 2021
The American College of Physicians and Physicians for Human Rights sent a letter to the Minister of Health of Saudi Arabia in support for Saudi physicians and hospitals who have refused to intentionally inflict a spinal cord injury in retribution for an alleged attack that resulted in another person's paralysis. “Consistent with the principle of nonmaleficence,” the letter states, “in medical ethics—to do no harm—we are confident that the use of medical facilities, procedures and personnel to maim human beings is, under all circumstances including the punishment of convicted criminals, abhorrent to physicians everywhere.”
14 Sep 2010
ACP signed on to the Code for Interactions with Companies, released April 21 by the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS). The code guides medical societies in developing policies and procedures that safeguard the independence and transparency of their programs, policies and advocacy positions in relationships with industry.
4 May 2010