Activity ID



June 1, 2025

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: AMA Journal of Ethics

Description of CME Course

Human rights violations in armed conflict against community members, displaced persons, and health workers include combatants’ uses of threats and coercion, attacks on health facilities, and abuses against civilians. Traditional clinical and public health ethical obligations are not sufficient to guide practice in those spaces. This article describes some of the complex realities of health practice in conflict zones that challenge adherence to clinicians’ ethical obligations and create severe risks to the health, well-being, and dignity of the people they serve. It also proposes some solutions to these challenges.


1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Explain a new or unfamiliar viewpoint on a topic of ethical or professional conduct
2. Evaluate the usefulness of this information for health care practice, teaching, or conduct
3. Decide whether and when to apply the new information to health care practice, teaching, or conduct


Ethics, Global Health


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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