AMA Code of Medical Ethics' Opinions Related to a Physician's Power to Name

AMA J Ethics. 2018 Dec 1;20(12):E1139-1142. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.1139.


The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers guidance on ethical issues related to naming a condition via diagnosis. This article discusses 3 case examples that consider how the AMA Code can be applied.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • American Medical Association
  • Codes of Ethics*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases / classification*
  • Pediatric Obesity / classification*
  • Pruritus / classification*
  • Terminology as Topic*
  • United States