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Association for Medical Ethics
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Medical ethics was always an important topic in medical training and medical research. The Association for Medical Ethics was created in order to fulfil this need and to protect the rights of medical patients and medical trials/research participants.
The Association for Medical Ethics (AME) consists of physicians and medical specialists from every field of medicine: certified physicians, licensed health care practitioners, and resident physicians in training.
The Association has hundreds of members and members-to-be in 12 countries from all over the world, including the U.S.A, Iraq, Egypt, and India. Its main purpose is to train individuals and medical workers in order to promote patient care and to increase public awareness of detrimental financial influences of the medical industry, the specialists and their patients. The care of patients is treated with the utmost consideration, beyond financial gains or losses. Moreover, members of the Association for Medical Ethics (AME) practice informed consent and they are encouraged to respect a patient’s right to know if their doctor (physician) has a conflict of interest or if he or she is a paid consultant or distributor for a medical product.
Universal Principles of Medical Ethics
1. Every physician/doctor/medical researcher should be dedicated to his or her patients, to provide medical care with compassion and respect for human rights, privacy and dignity.
2. Physicians and medical workers should be honest and professional in every aspect of their work and strive to report to the appropriate entities and organisations any physicians and medical personnel with deficiencies in character or competence.
3. A physician should always respect and protect the rights of patients and colleagues.
4. All physicians/doctors/medical researchers should respect the laws and seek changes in those principles that he or she finds to be contrary to the best interests of the patient.
5. A physician should always seek to improve his or her practice, to commit to medical education and to continue to study and acquire new scientific knowledge if necessary.
6. Except for immediate emergencies, physicians should be free to choose the environment in which they provide medical care, whom to serve and with whom to associate.
7. Every physician/doctor/medical researcher carries the responsibility to engage in activities which may contribute to a better public health.
8. While caring for a patient, every physician/doctor/medical researcher shall regard the responsibility to their patient as paramount, above any other needs. Medical specialists and physicians should support access to medical care and health for all people, without any discrimination.