David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Medical Ethics 38 (1):18-21 (2012)
This paper makes two main claims: first, that the need to protect health professionals' moral integrity is what grounds the right to conscientious objection in health care; and second, that for a given claim of conscientious objection to be acceptable to society, a certain set of criteria should be fulfilled. The importance of moral integrity for individuals and society, including its special role in health care, is advocated. Criteria for evaluating the acceptability of claims to conscientious objection are outlined. The precise content of the criteria is dictated by the two main interests that are at stake in the dilemma of conscientious objection: the patient's interests and the health professional's moral integrity. Alternative criteria proposed by other authors are challenged. The bold claim is made that conscientious objection should be recognised by society as acceptable whenever the five main criteria of the proposed set are met
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jason Brennan (forthcoming). Why Liberal States Must Accommodate Tax Resistors. Public Affairs Quarterly.
Mark R. Wicclair (2011). Conscientious Objection in Health Care: An Ethical Analysis. Cambridge University Press.
Elliott Louis Bedford (2012). Abortion: At the Still Point of the Turning Conscientious Objection Debate. [REVIEW] HEC Forum 24 (2):63-82.
Helen Wodehouse (1947). The Case for Pacifism and Conscientious Objection: A Reply to Professor G. C. Field. By Rev. E. L. Allen, Francis E. Pollard, and G. A. Sutherland. (London: Central Board for Conscientious Objectors. 1946. No Price Given.). [REVIEW] Philosophy 22 (83):277-.
Corrado Del Bò (2012). Conscientious Objection and the Morning-After Pill. Journal of Applied Philosophy 29 (2):133-145.
Robert F. Card (2007). Conscientious Objection and Emergency Contraception. American Journal of Bioethics 7 (6):8 – 14.
Kevin McGovern (2009). The Victorian Abortion Law - One Year On. Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 15 (2):1.
Carolyn McLeod (2008). Referral in the Wake of Conscientious Objection to Abortion. Hypatia 23 (4):pp. 30-47.
Kimberley Brownlee (2012). Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience. Oxford University Press.
R. F. Card (2011). Conscientious Objection, Emergency Contraception, and Public Policy. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 36 (1):53-68.
Marcia Riordan (2008). Victorian Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008. Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 14 (2):7.
James F. Childress (1985). Civil Disobedience, Conscientious Objection, and Evasive Noncompliance: A Framework for the Analysis and Assessment of Illegal Actions in Health Care. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 10 (1):63-84.
Carl Cohen (1968). Conscientious Objection. Ethics 78 (4):269-279.
Mark R. Wicclair (2000). Conscientious Objection in Medicine. Bioethics 14 (3):205–227.
Added to index2011-12-15
Total downloads12 ( #145,111 of 1,410,450 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,872 of 1,410,450 )
How can I increase my downloads?