Duty to treat or right to refuse?

Hastings Cent Rep. Mar-Apr 1991;21(2):36-46.

Abstract

By entering the medical profession, physicians have consented to accept a standard level of risk of infection. In most instances, the risk of contracting HIV does not exceed this level.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / therapy*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / transmission
  • American Medical Association / organization & administration
  • Codes of Ethics
  • Contracts
  • Ethical Analysis*
  • Health Services Accessibility / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Health Services Accessibility / standards
  • Humans
  • Informed Consent
  • Moral Obligations*
  • Organizational Policy
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Physicians*
  • Professional Practice / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Professional Practice / standards
  • Refusal to Treat*
  • Risk Factors
  • Social Justice
  • United States
  • Virtues*