Conscientious objection in medicine in relation to the restorative goal of medicine
What is it about?
We argue that conscientious objection is acceptable in medicine/healthcare if the procedure being refused is in itself not in accord with the goal of medicine which we identify as the restoration of health and the treatment of disease. If a procedure does not treat a disease or restore health, a doctor has a right to limit his practice and not take part if it is against his conscience.
Why is it important?
Conscientious objection is a current controversy in medicine which has wide implications for all health professionals and providers
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