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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. Amicus Curiae, 3(1), pp. 33-55.


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 policymaking. 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: Article
Publisher Keywords: Covid-19; medical professionals; healthcare law and policy; ethics; justice; emergency guidance
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
Date available in CRO: 28 Oct 2021 13:01
Date deposited: 28 October 2021
Date of acceptance: 6 June 2021
Date of first online publication: 28 October 2021
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