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Published: 30 April 2020

218 Pages


ISBN: 9780198732723

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Conscience in Reproductive Health Care

Prioritizing Patient Interests

Carolyn McLeod

  • Highlights the moral complexity of conflicts of conscience in health care
  • Challenges the popular compromise approach
  • Instead defending a framework that prioritizes patient interests
  • Presents a fiduciary model of the relationships health care professionals have with the public
  • Considers what is morally at stake for objectors and patients in regulating conscientious refusals
  • Situates these refusals within their contexts of oppression against women and other social groups

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