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The refusal to treat: abandonment and AIDS.


J Clin Gastroenterol. 1984 Jun;6(3):281-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

In this paper, I have focused on the issue of the clinical gastroenterologist who refuses to evaluate and endoscope the patient with AIDS. The discussion centers around the legal and ethical properties of such a decision, and the legal doctrine of abandonment. Finally, I have reviewed recent recommendations regarding infection control practices regarding endoscopists and patients with AIDS.

*Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/PREVENTION & CONTROL Endoscopy Ethics, Medical Human *Jurisprudence Male *Physician-Patient Relations United States JOURNAL ARTICLE


Information in this article was accurate in September 30, 1984. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.