AMA VICDOC SPRING 2021 - Flipbook - Page 20
RISK THEIR LIVES
TO A DISASTER?
Medical professionals must weigh up their duty to
treat individual patients infected with COVID-19
with their duty to ensure they do not develop
COVID-19 themselves and become unable to
work or risk infecting other patients, staff or
those in the wider community.
REPORT DR ANDREW J MILLER
CHAIR, AMA FEDERAL ETHICS
AND MEDICO-LEGAL COMMITTEE
The current pandemic
has turned this potential
eventuality into a stark
reality for many doctors in
Australia and worldwide.