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Duties, fears and physicians

  • Logic
  • Medicine


This article deals with the physician's fear of contagion using AIDS as a paradigm. It deals with this in four ways: (1) it examines the concepts of duty, fear and courage in their medical setting; (2) it deals with the historical aspects of the problem; (3) it analyzes the role of social contract and professionalism; and (4) it develops a viewpoint of the physician's obligation based on these considerations and predicated on a view of professionalism and social contract.

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