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Hastings Cent Rep. 2009 Jan-Feb;39(1):40-8.

Medicine's duty to treat pandemic illness: solidarity and vulnerability.

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Institute for the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA.

Abstract

Most accounts of why physicians have a duty to treat patients during a pandemic look to the special ethical standards of the medical profession. An adequate account must be deeper and broader: it must set the professional duty alongside other individual commitments and broader social values.

PMID:
19213194
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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