When Doctors Harm | Dual Loyalty

We help health professionals resist pressures to compromise on their medical ethics.

Dual loyalty is the potential conflict between clinicians’ duties to their patients and their obligations to their employers, particularly governments. Acting in the patient’s best interest is the most fundamental tenet of medical ethics, yet systems often put pressures on health professionals which make it hard for them to perform their jobs ethically.

PHR works to reduce the harms caused by dual loyalty by identifying medical complicity, training and supporting health professionals to resist being co-opted, and advocating for professional organizations to adopt policies and guidelines that protect their members from being forced to behave unethically.

 Read our guidelines on dual loyalty and human rights.

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