The medical profession in the United States is highly respected and highly compensated. Members of the profession pride themselves on adhering to a Code of Ethics, in which the needs of the patient are paramount and those of the doctor are secondary. If doctors adhered to those ethical principles, we would be living in a very different world. Many of the principles are ignored on a daily basis to the great detriment of the patient.
The second principle in the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, states that the physician will “strive” to report to appropriate authorities any other physician who
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