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

Howard Brody, Eric N. Avery

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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