Medical Code of Ethics 2016

Medical Code of Ethics 2016

How many doctors do you know who follow the Medical Code of Ethics to the dot? This includes:

  1. seeking your best interest even if that means they have to go against trade winds and old dogmas of treatment
  2. they must not accept any incentives to prescribe one medicine over another or nothing–this includes the following unacceptable practices : lunches and money paid to them by pharmaceutical companies for any reason! Check here if they have been taking any money, lunches, teaching fees (they are told to teach THE drug the pharmaceutical pushes), research money (that is equivalent to you being prescribed off-label medicine and report if you get hurt)… etc. Check the database here for your doctor’s name and his ethical conduct in terms of money. Put last name in only and state since doctors often enter their first names differently so you cannot find them.
  3. not prescribing off-label medicines without your express knowledge and consent
  4. ask questions, listens for your answers, and does not look at his watch while talking to you.
  5. You can actually count till 100 before your doctors storms out of your room visiting with you.
  6. your doctor explains to you what he/she is thinking, why, what tests may be beneficial, what discomfort you may feel, AND hands you the report as you walk out the door or via email if that is set up.

I could probably write a much larger list but here is the official Medical Code of Ethics as of JAMA just released July 14, 2016.

Doctors Code of Medical Ethics 2016

Doctors Code of Medical Ethics 2016

Print this out and take it with you to your next doctor’s visit and check the points as you have your conversation… if you dare, rate your doctor from 1-11 and hand it to him/her so that you doctor can feel great or ashamed, whichever the case may be!

Good luck!


About Be Healthy

Angela A Stanton, PhD, is a Neuroeconomist who evaluates changes in behavior, chronic pain, decision-making, as a result of hormonal variations in the brain. She lives in Southern California. Her current research is focused on migraine cause, prevention and treatment without the use of medicines. As a migraineur, her discovery was helped by experimenting on herself. She found the cause of migraine to be at the ionic level, associated with disruption of the electrolyte homeostasis, resulting from genetic mutations of insulin and glucose transporters, and voltage gated sodium and calcium channel mutations. Such mutations cause major shifts in a migraine brain, unlike that of a non-migraine brain. A non-migraineur can handle electrolyte changes on autopilot. A migraineur must always be on manual guard for such changes to maintain electrolyte homeostasis. The book Fighting The Migraine Epidemic: How To Treat and Prevent Migraines Without Medicines - An Insider's View explains why we have migraines, how to prevent them and how to stay migraine (and medicine) free for life. As a result of the success of the first edition of her book and new research and findings, she is now finishing the 2nd edition. The 2nd edition is the “holy grail” of migraines, incorporating all there is to know at the moment and also some hypotheses. It includes an academic research section with suggestions for further research. The book is full of citations to authenticate the statements she makes to be followed up by those interested and to spark further research interest. While working on the 2nd edition of the book she also published academic articles: "Migraine Cause and Treatment" Mental Health in family Medicine, November 23, 2015, open access "Functional Prodrome in Migraines" Journal of Neurological Disorders, January 22, 2016, open access "Are Statistics Misleading Sodium Reduction Benefits?", Journal of Medical Diagnostic Method, February 3, 2016, open access “A Comment on Severe Headache or Migraine History Is Inversely Correlated With Dietary Sodium Intake: NHANES 1999-2004” Angela A Stanton PhD, 19 July 2016 DOI: 10.1111/head.12861 not open access, subscription is required to read it. Dr. Stanton received her BSc at UCLA in Mathematics, MBA at UCR, MS in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, PhD in NeuroEconomics at Claremont Graduate University, and fMRI certification at Harvard University Medical School at the Martinos Center for Neuroimaging for experimenting with neurotransmitters on human volunteers. For relaxation Dr. Stanton paints and photographs. Follow her on Twitter at: @MigraineBook
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2 Responses to Medical Code of Ethics 2016

  1. Roald Michel says:

    Hmmmm, what do you expect? There are an estimated 2.2 billion Christians on Earth. How many of them do you think abide by the Ten Commandments given to them by their God?

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