Divided Loyalties and Ambiguous Relationships
Social Science and Medicine. 1986; 23(8): 783-787.
Using examples from occupational medicine, sports medicine, and clinical trials, Toulmin discusses two of the moral conflicts he believes are common to all professions: conflicts of obligations and divisions of loyalties. Conflicts of obligation are inherent in all medical practice, the author argues, and cannot be resolved by balancing claims, but only by choosing one obligation over another. Conflicts of loyalty result when a physician's relationships "to
Clinical Trials; Conflict of Interest; Ethics; Human Experimentation; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Military Personnel; Minors; Moral Obligations; Occupational Medicine; Physician Patient Relationship; Physician's Role; Professional Ethics; Professional Patient Relationship; Sociology; Sociology of Medicine; Sports; Sports Medicine; Trust; Virtues;
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