One of the oldest organizations in medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially formed in 1847. The medical field has evolved considerably in the 170-year history of the AMA, but the commitment of the association has remained constant with regard to advancing science, improving health in society, establishing education standards, and defining a code of ethics.
In 2017, the AMA announced an updated version of the Code of Medical Ethics. The project to modernize the manual required eight years of dedicated work. Among other revisions, the newly published guide features instructions on how to navigate ethical issues associated with the latest advancements in technology and the recent shifts in patient expectations. Available in hardcover or as an e-book, the Code of Medical Ethics stands as the authoritative voice of the medical profession and as an indispensable companion to physicians and medical students alike.