AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2003, Volume 5, Number 1.

Suggested Reading and Resources

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Resources on End-of-Life Care: Do No Harm

Further Reading

  • Opinion 2.03 Allocation of Limited Medical Resources. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:9-13.
  • Opinion 2.035 Futile Care. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:13-15.
  • Opinion 2.037 Medical Futility in End-of-Life Care. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:15-17.
  • Opinion 2.20 Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:82-101.
  • Opinion 2.21 Euthanasia. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:101-104.
  • Opinion 2.211 Physician-Assisted Suicide. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:104-112.
  • Opinion 2.215 Treatment Decisions for Seriously Ill Newborns. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:112-113.
  • Opinion 2.22 Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:113-117.
  • Opinion 2.225 Optimal Use of Orders - Not - To - Intervene and Advance Directives. American Medical Association. Code of Medical Ethics 2008-2009 Edition. Chicago, IL: American Medical Association; 2008:117-118.

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