These statements are based on scientific, moral and ethical principles. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with them in an effort to adopt the ethical tenets as defined by Hippocratic tradition within your work as a healthcare professional.
Respect for conscientiously-held beliefs of individuals and for individual differences is an essential aspect of our free society. In the words of Thomas Jefferson: "No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority."
In healthcare the right of choice of moral refusal is foundational and applies to all participants, including patients and healthcare professionals.
The American Academy of Medical Ethics promotes the interests of medical educators, medical practitioners and scientists, the care and well-being of patients, the protection of public health, and the betterment of the medical profession, as well as protects and promotes the historical values that have provided the longstanding foundation for Western healthcare. We foresee the standard of healthcare in North American once again defined by the Hippocratic tradition.
We would love for you to join us in our efforts to promote ethical healthcare.
When you invest in the American Academy of Medical Ethics, you join us in our efforts to protect the foundation of Western healthcare. Your donation will make a difference for our profession, our patients and our culture.