Conscientious Objection in Health Care: An Ethical Analysis (BOK)

Mark R. Wicclair

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Historically associated with military service, conscientious objection has become a significant phenomenon in health care. Mark Wicclair offers a comprehensive ethical analysis of conscientious objection in three representative health care professions: medicine, nursing and pharmacy. He critically examines two extreme positions: the 'incompatibility thesis', that it is contrary to the professional obligations of practitioners to refuse provision of any service within the scope of their professional competence; and 'conscience absolutism', that they should be exempted from performing any action contrary to their conscience. He argues for a compromise approach that accommodates conscience-based refusals within the limits of specified ethical constraints. He also explores conscientious objection by students in each of the three professions, discusses conscience protection legislation and conscience-based refusals by pharmacies and hospitals, and analyzes several cases. His book is a valuable resource for scholars, professionals, trainees, students, and anyone interested in this increasingly important aspect of health care.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Mark R. Wicclair
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521735438
Antall sider 268 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 360 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Medical ethics & professional conduct