Would you render medical assistance as a "Good Samaritan" to a stranger because you happened to be on hand?

Doctors often are out and about in public. They shop at malls and supermarkets, they drive their cars, they are passengers on jets and trains and cruise ships, and they attend community events, such as parades and fairs.

It is conceivable that doctors happen to be someplace when a stranger becomes ill or is injured. Flight attendants from time to time ask if there is a doctor on board a flight because a passenger has fallen ill. While doctors' natural impulse may be to render assistance, they also recognize that they could open themselves up to a lawsuit.

Renal & Urology News would like to know how urologists and nephrologists feel about being a Good Samaritan in such circumstances, so please answer the following poll questions.


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