Commentary on "Being on Time for Appointments"
Shenk, Ian M.
Journal of Clinical Ethics. 1992 Summer; 3(2): 140-141.
In "Being on time for appointments," Sharon Schwarze addresses an important issue -- the tendency for doctors to keep patients waiting for their appointments. Let me state categorically that I agree that this is a deplorable situation that warrants discussion and warrants a serious attempt to correct the practice. I do believe, however, that this is an issue more appropriately considered under the rubric of etiquette rather than ethics, though clearly it is subsumed in the category of respect for persons....
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Schwarze, Sharon (1992)Although they [American doctors] regret the poor publc relations that result from their lack of punctuality, they do not see being on time for appointments as anything more than a public relations issue. Being on time ...
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