Daily clinical practices erode the physician’s fiduciary responsibility in patient care.
Doctors are increasingly requested to handle social aspects of medical care.
What are distributive justice’s negative consequences on patient-doctor relationships?
Are medical ethics and physician loyalty intertwined? To whom does a doctor owe loyalty?
Too often in healthcare discussions, terms are used without clarity, or without really thinking through the possible downsides of what is being proposed. By investigating various view points we can best sort out the strength and weaknesses of various options, and come to our own conclusions about what best serves the patient-doctor relationship.