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A Serious, Gray Area  

Author:  Dean  Rieger MD, MPH.

Source: Volume 12, Number 03, March/April 2011 , pp.33-36(4)

Correctional Health Care Report

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As a correctional physician I have the privilege of providing care for people who need it, care that they otherwise might never see, care that can improve and prolong their lives. This is a privilege shared with all health care professionals working behind the walls and remains one of my persisting beliefs regarding my responsibilities as a physician. But while I believe health care is a right afforded to all by a wealthy society, I also believe there are limits.

Keywords: Estelle, Gamble, Deliberate indifference, Eighth Amendment, malpractice

Affiliations:  1: Correct Care Solutions.

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