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27 Dec 2018

The AMA suggests that the holiday season can be a perfect opportunity for many of us to discuss with their families their future healthcare wishes when they are approaching the end of their lives.

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said today that, while this may not seem the cheeriest conversation to have during the festive season, ensuring your family understands your wishes for end-of-life care can potentially be the greatest gift you give them.

Published: 27 Dec 2018

04 Jun 2018


AMA Anti-Racism Statement 2018


The AMA Federal Council has formally adopted a new Anti-Racism Statement as AMA policy.

The Statement was produced by the AMA’s Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Committee, which was established in 2017 to support a culture that recognises the values of respect, equity, and inclusion.

Published: 04 Jun 2018

18 Apr 2018

National Advance Care Planning Week April 16-22

The AMA welcomes National Advance Care Planning Week, and encourages everyone to consider advance care planning and end of life decisions, regardless of their health or age.

Advance care planning ensures that, should a person lose capacity to make their own health care decisions in the future, health care decisions made on their behalf will be guided by their values, preferences, and goals of care.

Published: 18 Apr 2018

17 Mar 2017

The AMA has revised its Code of Ethics for doctors for the first time since 2006, to address close personal relationships, and working with colleagues, including bullying and harassment.


Published: 17 Mar 2017

08 Mar 2017

AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, says he would be surprised if doctors were denying treatment to unvaccinated children. He talks to Sunrise host Samantha Armytage about a survey that found overwhelming support from parents for vaccination programs.

Published: 08 Mar 2017