Medicine's duty to treat pandemic illness: Solidarity and vulnerability

Howard Brody, Eric N. Avery

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-48
Number of pages9
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume39
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Medicine's duty to treat pandemic illness : Solidarity and vulnerability. / Brody, Howard; Avery, Eric N.

In: Hastings Center Report, Vol. 39, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 40-48.

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Brody, Howard ; Avery, Eric N. / Medicine's duty to treat pandemic illness : Solidarity and vulnerability. In: Hastings Center Report. 2009 ; Vol. 39, No. 1. pp. 40-48.
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