Individual differences |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |
Philosophy Index: Aesthetics · Epistemology · Ethics · Logic · Metaphysics · Consciousness · Philosophy of Language · Philosophy of Mind · Philosophy of Science · Social and Political philosophy · Philosophies · Philosophers · List of lists
Dual loyalty is a term used in the field of ethics to describe, a situation where a person has loyalty to two separate interests which potentially conflict with each other.
A frequently cited example of the term "dual loyalty" is used in connection with physicians who must balance, on the one hand, the physician's loyalty to a patient (and/or the regulations that govern the physician-patient relationship), and on the other hand, the institution or country for which the physician serves.
For example, a doctor who is asked by a government to assess a prisoner's fitness to withstand torture faces an enormous ethical dillema because of the competing loyalties of the doctor to the state versus the physican's code of ethics and his/her commitment to a patient's human rights. 
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|