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26th June, 2017
Inform your patients before traveling

The doctor-patient relationship is a sacred relationship. This relationship is initiated when the patient comes to the doctor, who in turn agrees to treat him. This 'implied contract' imposes on the doctor a legal duty to exercise due skill and care in providing medical treatment. Once a doctor takes on the care of the patient, he also has a duty to provide continuity of care when he is traveling or is unable to attend to the patient.
 
The 'fiduciary' nature of the relationship, one that is based on trust, which the patient reposes in his doctor also places an ethical obligation on the doctor to always put the interests of the patient first. Patients rely on doctors for help in their time of need. Regulation 1.2.1 of MCI Code of Ethics requires that "...Physicians should merit the confidence of patients entrusted to their care, rendering to each a full measure of service and devotion."
 
So, before you undertake a case, if you are planning a visit out of town or a vacation, you still need to take care of your patients.
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