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Medical Ethics for the Medical Assistant
Medical Ethics for the Medical Assistant

The need for medical assistants (MAs) has grown substantially in today’s healthcare industry. In 2020, there were 720,900 MAs employed in primary care, and it has been projected that their staffing need will increase by 18% to 853,500 by 2030 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics [BLS], 2021). This is due to the increase in demand for healthcare in general, and the need for MAs to be recognized as a profession, especially in the outpatient setting. To keep up with evolving healthcare industry needs, the role of the MA has changed as well. These changes include working within a defined scope of practice and adhering to medical ethics.


The goal of this course is to provide medical assistants in an acute care setting with guidance on medical ethics.

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