TITLE

Physicians' legal duty of care and legal right to refuse to work during a pandemic

AUTHOR(S)
Davies, Cara E.; Shaul, Randi Zlotnik
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/9/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 2, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on physicians' legal rights and duties specific to separate provinces in Canada. It mentions that physicians have a legal duty to provide basic medical skill and care to their existing patients during pandemic. It informs that physicians can refuse to work in unsafe conditions which can cause serious injury and death. It reports that Canadian provinces have legislation that plans the government's powers to authorize physicians to work during a state of emergency.
ACCESSION #
47997725

 

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