Conscientious objection in healthcare, referral and the military analogy

  title={Conscientious objection in healthcare, referral and the military analogy},
  author={Steve Clarke},
  booktitle={Journal of medical ethics},
An analogy is sometimes drawn between the proper treatment of conscientious objectors in healthcare and in military contexts. In this paper, I consider an aspect of this analogy that has not, to my knowledge, been considered in debates about conscientious objection in healthcare. In the USA and elsewhere, tribunals have been tasked with the responsibility of recommending particular forms of alternative service for conscientious objectors. Military conscripts who have a conscientious objection… CONTINUE READING
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