Can "presumed consent" justify the duty to treat infectious diseases? An analysis

@article{Civaner2008CanC,
  title={Can "presumed consent" justify the duty to treat infectious diseases? An analysis},
  author={M Murat Civaner and Berna Arda},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={8},
  pages={29 - 29}
}
BACKGROUND AIDS, SARS, and the recent epidemics of the avian-flu have all served to remind us the debate over the limits of the moral duty to care. It is important to first consider the question of whether or not the "duty to treat" might be subject to contextual constraints. The purpose of this study was to investigate the opinions and beliefs held by both physicians and dentists regarding the occupational risks of infectious diseases, and to analyze the argument that the notion of "presumed… CONTINUE READING

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