The paradox of conscientious objection and the anemic concept of 'conscience': downplaying the role of moral integrity in health care.

Abstract

Conscientious objection in health care is a form of compromise whereby health care practitioners can refuse to take part in safe, legal, and beneficial medical procedures to which they have a moral opposition (for instance abortion). Arguments in defense of conscientious objection in medicine are usually based on the value of respect for the moral integrity… (More)

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