AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2002, Volume 4, Number 2.

Medical Professionalism

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Medical Oaths and Codes of Ethics

Teachers of medicine are encouraged to use the provided PowerPoint presentation, which provides a brief historical overview of medical oaths and highlights how the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics can provide valuable guidance to students and physicians who confront challenging issues in medicine.

With the aim of encouraging greater understanding of the importance of medical oaths and codes of ethics, we offer our readers who are teachers of medicine a PowerPoint® presentation that can be easily adapted for medical students, residents, and other physician audiences. This presentation provides a brief historical overview of medical oaths. Through the use of ethical scenarios, the presentation also highlights how the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics can provide valuable guidance to students and physicians who confront challenging issues in medicine.

Shaping Professionalism: Medical Oaths and Codes of Ethics [PowerPoint® presentation]

This presentation can be used for educational, non-commercial purposes without explicit permission from the AMA provided the AMA is acknowledged during the presentation and on all written materials. To do so, download the PowerPoint® presentation and save it to your desktop or a diskette.

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