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The Role of Medical Professionals in Shaping Healthcare Law During COVID-19

Germain, S. ORCID: 0000-0003-2697-6039 (2021). The Role of Medical Professionals in Shaping Healthcare Law During COVID-19 (City Law School Research Paper 2021/06). London, UK: The City Law School.


This article explores the changing nature of the allocation of healthcare resources during the COVID-19 crisis and how it may have shaped a new role for medical professionals in healthcare law and policy making. It contrasts the traditional input of medical professionals in systemic healthcare reforms (1946, 1990 and 2012) with their role in the elaboration of ethical emergency guidance published by the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians in March-April 2020, using a discourse analysis methodology and concepts borrowed from political philosophy.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Copyright: The Author 2021. Published in (2021) 3:1 Amicus Curiae
Publisher Keywords: COVID-19; Medical Professionals; Healthcare; Law and Policy; Ethics; justice; Emergency Guidance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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