Vol , Issue Date of Publication: October 01, 1998

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The medical profession and human rights

Sanjay A Pai
What role does the ethical physician play in promoting human rights? Are physicians equipped for this job? Some may feel this topic is too abstract, far from the life of the average doctor. However, ethical medical practice is based on the understanding that all people – medical professionals and patients – have certain inalienable rights.

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