Dual Loyalties: How to Resolve Ethical Conflict

John R Williams


Health professionals frequently find themselves in dual loyalty situations, where their commitment to the well-being of their patients is challenged by the demands of other individuals or groups. This article describes the nature and extent of dual loyalty conflicts in health care and offers suggestions for their prevention and management.

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John R Williams, University of Ottawa

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Dual loyalties; conflict of interests; professional ethics; World Medical Association

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South African Journal of Bioethics and Law 2009;2(1):8.

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Date submitted: 2009-05-07
Date published: 2009-06-18

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