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Doctors during the COVID-19 pandemic: what are their duties and what is owed to them?

Abstract:

Doctors form an essential part of an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We argue they have a duty to participate in pandemic response due to their special skills, but these skills vary between different doctors, and their duties are constrained by other competing rights. We conclude that while doctors should be encouraged to meet the demand for medical aid in the pandemic, those who make the sacrifices and increased efforts are owed reciprocal obligations in return. When reciprocal ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medethics-2020-106266

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-6777-8816
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0348-3434
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
1
Pages:
12-15
Publication date:
2020-10-15
Acceptance date:
2020-10-02
DOI:
EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
Pmid:
33060186
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1138314
Local pid:
pubs:1138314
Deposit date:
2020-12-16

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