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Articles  |   April 1992
Patient's rights and doctor's rights: HIV-infected physicians and dentists on the cut edge
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Articles   |   April 1992
Patient's rights and doctor's rights: HIV-infected physicians and dentists on the cut edge
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1992, Vol. 92, 477. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.4.477
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1992, Vol. 92, 477. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1992.92.4.477
Abstract

Media, professional associations, public health agencies, legislators, and courts have focused attention to the problem of HIV-infected healthcare professionals. Practitioners should become aware of recently revised ethical guidelines, the doctrine of informed consent, court decisions, and legislation because of the effects these events have on practice and because patients will pose questions on these issues.