dual obligation

dual obligation

A General Medical Council (GMC) (UK) term referring to the two-fold obligation by a doctor to both the patient and to third parties (e.g., insurers and employers) to disclose information, which requires that the patient be informed of the third-party request for information; that written consent has been obtained from the patient or a person properly authorised to act on the patient’s behalf, or an officer of the government; that only the information requested has been disclosed; that the information is factual and can be substantiated; and that patients are entitled to see reports written about them.
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"There are no other corporations in the nation that have a dual obligation of positive business operations and social support," he says.
"We have to ensure there's not a dual obligation to both the client and the lawyer referral service, and there is no conflict and that the client absolutely knows that these lawyers get these cases from the lawyer referral service, and there's no back-and-forth referrals: 'If you don't use my doctors, you won't get any cases.'"
This dual obligation, Levine and Malachuk contend, represents the inherent but paradoxical political agenda of Transcendentalism--that it simultaneously mandates radical autonomy and, in its commitment to universalities of spirit, demands that citizens defend broad standards for political equality.--T.
Contrary to what is advanced by the authors in a footnote, the right to conscientious objection carries a dual obligation: to inform the patient and to help him find another physician.
While not all citizens are believers, it is the case that all believers are citizens; and this dual status places on believers a dual obligation to uphold the rule and laws of government and to respect conscience concerning obedience to God.
The nurse may experience a conflict in his or her dual obligation to the organization and to the patient.
Such a gap is understandable, since assisted living providers have the dual obligation of providing a good lifestyle while helping people to live safely.
He denied that the regulations governing contracts needed to be overhauled, emphasising the dual obligation contained in most agreements.
"I think there is a dual obligation when any journalistic organization covers the campaigns to scrutinize and to be a conduit for the candidates to lay out their platforms," Taylor said.
The challenges and dilemmas, pressures from patients and employers' conflicts of interests and pharmacogenetics are just some of the topics included in this chapter, which is followed by research and innovative treatment (chapter 14), emergency situations (chapter 15) and doctors with dual obligations (chapter 16).
"A practitioner shall exemplify high standards of honesty and integrity while carrying out dual obligations to a client or employers and to the democratic process," the measure provides.