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Scope and limits of the obligations of health workers during a pandemic

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The obligation to provide services, by health professionals, in a pandemic such as that caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus is not unlimited; it is essential to take into account the risk factors of health personnel, in the event of absence and / or death, the cost benefit, the consideration of their vulnerability as being human and social being susceptible to being infected and infecting their family nucleus. That’s why it’s important to know that medicine is a humanitarian profession with deontological demands that transcend the moral plane.


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