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Conscientious objection in health care : an ethical analysis

Author: Mark R Wicclair
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"The subject of this book is conscientious objection in health care and the principal aim is to provide an ethical analysis of conscience-based refusals by physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Before considering ethical issues, however, it is essential to understand what conscientious objection is, which calls for conceptual analysis. A person engages in an act of conscientious objection when she refuses to perform  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Wicclair
ISBN: 9780521514316 0521514312 9780521735438 0521735432
OCLC Number: 671710118
Description: xiii, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Three approaches to conscientious objection in health care: conscience absolutism, the incompatibility thesis, and compromise --
Ethical limitations on the exercise of conscience --
Pharmacies, health care institutions, and conscientious objection --
Students, residents, and conscience-based exemptions --
Conscience clauses: too much and too little protection.
Responsibility: Mark R. Wicclair.

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This book offers a comprehensive ethical analysis of conscientious objection in three representative health care professions: medicine, nursing and pharmacy.  Read more...

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'This is an excellent book full of rich insight and systematic discussion of key issues relating to conscientious objection. It will be the key reference for all future work on this topic. Mark Read more...

 
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