Medicine's Duty to Treat Pandemic Illness: Solidarity and Vulnerability
Avery, Eric N.
Hastings Center Report 2009 January-February; 39(1): 40-48
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.
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