Why Conscientious Practices and Refusals are Essential to Good Doctor - Patient Relationships
ethics, refusal of care, moral objection
Bioethics and Medical Ethics
What should a clinician do when a patient asks for a legal medical intervention to which the physician has a religious or other moral objection? There is much debate as to whether or not it is ethical for the clinician to refuse what the patient seeks. Do such refusals impose a physician’s personal values on what should be strictly professional decisions?
Curlin, Farr, "Why Conscientious Practices and Refusals are Essential to Good Doctor - Patient Relationships" (2012). Current Videos. 55.