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The Physician–Patient Relationship

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  • Arthur R. Derse, M.D., J.D.

Today the physician–patient relationship may be more fraught than ever, but physicians still owe patients both long-standing and more recently added legal duties.

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This article was published on August 20, 2022, at

The series editors are Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., Debra Malina, Ph.D., Genevra Pittman, M.P.H., and Stephen Morrissey, Ph.D.

Author Affiliations

From the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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