TITLE

Duty of care to the undiagnosed patient: Ethical imperative, or just a load of Hogwarts?

AUTHOR(S)
Lim, Erle C. H.; Quek, Amy M. L.; Seet, Raymond C. S.
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/5/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 12, p1557
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
With the restoration of You-Know-Who to full corporeal form, the practice of the dark arts may lead to multitudes being charmed, befuddled and confounded. At present, muggle ethics dictate that aid may be rendered in a life- or limb-threatening situation, but the margins are blurred when neither is at stake. Muggle and wizard healers, fearful of being labelled ambulance chasers, may shy away from approaching those who remain blissfully unaware of their illnesses. We describe 4 case studies in which we intervened as muggle healers, to salutary effect. The afflicted were healed or helped, without bringing the weight of the Ministries of Magic or Magical Healing upon us. We advocate a spirit of cooperation between muggle and magical folk, mindful of the strengths that the healing arts from each community have to offer. As long as the intent is beneficent, healers or even the wizard or muggle on the street may intervene and render aid to the afflicted.
ACCESSION #
23229466

 

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