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Conflicts of Conscience in Health CareAn Institutional Compromise$
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Holly Fernandez Lynch

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262123051

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.001.0001

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Introduction

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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care
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Holly Fernandez Lynch

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262123051.003.0011

This chapter demonstrates that conflicts of conscience are an issue not only for women of childbearing age, but can also affect the young and old, men and women, religious and nonreligious alike. In line with this, this book presents a way to resolve the problems linked with conflicts of conscience for both doctors and patients through a concrete and detailed proposal for change. Part I introduces the conscience clause legislation. Part II analyzes the effect of model of professionalism on the conscience clause debate. Part III investigates which medical services’ licensing boards should have an obligation to ensure access to health care, describes what sort of access is acceptable, and offers a variety of examples that boards will be able to draw on in meeting their new responsibilities.

Keywords:   conflicts of conscience, doctors, patients, conscience clause legislation, model of professionalism, medical services, licensing boards

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