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A doctor has numerous duties in situations such as epidemics. He has a duty to patients, a duty to protect oneself from risk of harm, a duty toward one’s family, a duty to colleagues whose workloads and risk of harm will be heightened in one’s absence, as well as a duty to society. (Simonds AK, Sokol DK. Lives on the line? Ethics and practicalities of duty of care in pandemics and disasters. EurRespir J. 2009 Aug;34(2):303-9.)The MCI regulations offer some guidance on the subject.Reg...
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