Aims and Objectives

Mission Statement


To represent and serve the medical profession collectively and individually, to promote the health interests of the people of Western Australia.

Key Aims and Objectives of AMA (WA)


  • To promote and protect the interests of the medical profession in Western Australia
  • To protect and preserve the professional, academic and economic independence of our members
  • To preserve, maintain, promote and advance the intellectual, philosophical, social, political, economic and legal interests of members and of the medical profession in general
  • To foster and sustain consultation and communication within the medical profession
  • To consider, originate and promote improvements or amendments to the law as it relates to the medical profession, the practice of medicine or to the medical or allied sciences
  • To develop and advance the public health
  • To promote the welfare of patients

Code of Ethics


The AMA’s Code of Ethics represents the core of fundamental principles, which should guide doctors in their professional conduct. It covers issues such as respect for patients, standards of care, clinical research and teaching, the dying patient, professional conduct and the doctor’s role in society.

 

View the Code of Ethics

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Why I Joined the AMA (WA)...
"It is my hope that we can tackle the challenges our profession faces, united as one. If we dislike our working hours, our pay, gender inequality or low training opportunities, we can change these together. As a nurse in my previous life, I know that when a profession stands as one, people listen."
Dr Rebecca Cogan
Dr Rebecca Cogan
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E-cigarettes – AMA takes on big tobacco and the vaperatti

Monday, 14th January 2019

The past year has seen numerous blows to the case for e-cigarettes, despite mounting pressure from vaping advocates to relax Australian legislation around the products.   The debate is surprisingly polarising, with mudslinging and personal attacks commonplace in forums such …