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The law addressing the area of physicians infected by blood-borne diseases is very new and sometimes vague. It remains important, though, to ask how patients can be protected from real risks without excluding competent and safe practitioners.
The law of excuses is a deeply entrenched concept in Anglo-American jurisprudence which has persisted since the Middle Ages.' The excusing conditions of necessity, mistake, duress and diminished mental capacity all embrace the unitary principle that a person is not culpable, and cannot be held criminally responsible, if he had no control over his behavior.~… (More)
In low-income countries, tuberculosis (TB) control measures should be guided by ethical concerns and human rights obligations. Control programs should consider the principles of necessity, reasonableness and effectiveness of means, proportionality, distributive justice, and transparency. Certain measures-detention, infection control, and treatment to… (More)