Editorialists comment on a case of withdrawal of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in an unrepresented patient and discuss Extracorporeal Life Support Organization guidelines to make decisions, highlighting how important proportionality in a benefits-to-burdens analysis is.
Although trackable and other nanotechnologies represent medical breakthroughs for treatment of many diseases, they could have unintended implications and thus their use must be carefully considered in the individual case.
Even when refugees resettle in a safe environment, they often continue to face physical and emotional hardships and are at increased risk for mental disorders and other harm. According to a study published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, clinicians serving refugee patients need to pay special attention to the social determinants of health and…
This commentary examines physician options for documenting immigration status considering ethical, legal, and historical circumstances when caring for stigmatized populations during changing political landscapes.
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance on how physicians and healthcare systems can best support undocumented and lawfully present immigrants to promote the best possible care for all who need it.