Emergency physician care of family members, friends, colleagues and self
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Emergency Med
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PublisherW B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
CitationGeiderman, J. M., Marco, C. A., & Iserson, K. V. (2019). Emergency physician care of family members, friends, colleagues and self. The American journal of emergency medicine.
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AbstractEmergency Physicians are frequently called upon to treat family members, friends, colleagues, subordinates or others with whom they have a personal relationship; or they may elect to treat themselves. This may occur in the Emergency Department (ED), outside of the ED, as an informal, or "curbside" consultation, long distance by telecommunication or even at home at any hour. In surveys, the vast majority of physicians report that they have provided some level of care to family members, friends, colleagues or themselves, sometime during their professional career. Despite being common, this practice raises ethical concerns and concern for the welfare of both the patient and the physician. This article suggests ethical and practical guidance for the emergency physician as to how to approach these situations. (c) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 26 January 2019
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
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