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Table 1 Opinions of health care professionals (HCP) on professional ethical topics regarding the management of an influenza pandemic stratified by profession (in percent of each stratum).

From: Influenza pandemic and professional duty: family or patients first? A survey of hospital employees

  Physicians/FYMS1n = 233 Nurses n = 264 Administrators n = 147
  Agree No opinion Disagree Agree No opinion Disagree Agree No opinion Disagree
It would be ethical for HCP to abandon their workplace during a pandemic in order to protect themselves and their families. 24% 11% 64% 26% 20% 54% 37% 33% 30%
HCP should be allowed to decide whether they report to work during a pandemic. 25% 8% 67% 29% 16% 55% 29% 21% 50%
HCP not reporting to work during a pandemic should be permanently dismissed. 13% 9% 79% 12% 10% 78% 12% 15% 74%
HCP without children should primarily care for influenza patients during a pandemic. 16% 12% 72% 22% 13% 65% 27% 18% 54%
  1. Note: 1final-year medical students