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What Kind of Doctor would You Select to Be Your Doctor?: Engineer, Priest,Colleague or Contractor?
I put this question up as a Question on Medpedia
but would like to also present it to my visitors here. You might go to Medpedia and look at any responses but also access the link below and then return and write your comments here.
The ethicist, Dr. Robert Veatch in an article” titled “Models for Ethical Medicine in a Revolutionary Age" published in the Hastings Center Report 1972;2:5-7.has set these 4 possible models: engineer, priest, colleague or contractor for society's current and/or future view of the relationship between the doctor and the patient. A review of these four models is nicely written by E.C. Hui MD, PhD (Medical Ethics Unit, Faculty of Medicine,University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and can be accessed at the following link: http://www.hkmj.org/article_pdfs/hkm0506p222.pdf
What do you see as the ethically good and the bad with each of these models? If you had only one to select, which would it be? ..Maurice.