Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Professionalism

When Doctors Break the Rules

On the Ethics of Physician Noncompliance

JEFFREY BLUSTEIN

Suppose a primary care physician practicing in an underserved community orders a treatment for one of her indigent patients under the state’s Medicaid program.

Jeffrey Blustein, Ph.D., is Professor of Bioethics and Acting Chair in the Department of Philosophy at The City College of New York (CCNY), New York.

Footnotes

Thanks to John Arras, David Barnard, David Wasserman, and Mark Wicclair for helpful comments on previous drafts.

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