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The refusal to treat: abandonment and AIDS.
Plumeri PA
September 30, 1984
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