What should physicians consider prior to unionizing?

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Physicians considering unionization face many practical, emotional, and moral obstacles. Even some who feel that a collective bargaining unit is necessary remain concerned that patient care could suffer if physicians unionize. This article discusses unionized physicians’ moral obligations to patient populations and health care systems’ share in this responsibility. It argues that unionization can be done ethically as long as union actions are focused on improving patient care.




Howard, D. (2020, March 1). What should physicians consider prior to unionizing? AMA Journal of Ethics. American Medical Association. https://doi.org/10.1001/AMAJETHICS.2020.193

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