Doctors urged not to 'sacrifice' themselves during coronavirus pandemic

Clinicians should not try to be heroes as it puts them at risk of being infected and then unable to work, says new Australian ethics guidance

Doctors shouldn’t take “heroic or sacrificial” actions in the coronavirus crisis that would then risk putting themselves out of service to help other patients, according to an ethical framework developed for Australian clinicians.

Professor Angus Dawson
Professor Angus Dawson.

Medical professionals have turned to Sydney Health Ethics, within the University of Sydney, for guidance in the event of