AIDS on the Wards: A Residency in Medical Ethics
Hastings Center Report. 1987 Jun; 17(3): 16-20.
Zuger describes her education in medical ethics during her residency on the AIDS wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital. She believes that, while AIDS "is well on its way to becoming a medically orthodox disease," the ethical difficulties the disease creates for doctors will continue to grow. Zuger hopes that an examination of some of the dilemmas encountered by her and her colleagues during their medical training will help other physicians who have yet to treat their first AIDS patient. Among the issues she discusses is whether a physician can ethically refuse to care for a person with AIDS. (KIE abstract)
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Zuger, Abigail; Miles, Steven H. (1987-10-09)The authors review the ambiguous history of physicians and of codes of medical ethics regarding the care owed to patients with contagious epidemic diseases. They argue that a new professional ethic is needed to define ...