Bioethics 28 (6):320-326 (2014)

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Robert F. Card
University of Rochester
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In this paper I defend the Reasonability View: the position that medical professionals seeking a conscientious exemption must state reasons in support of their objection and allow those reasons to be subject to evaluation. Recently, this view has been criticized by Jason Marsh as proposing a standard that is either too difficult to meet or too easy to satisfy. First, I defend the Reasonability View from this proposed dilemma. Then, I develop this view by presenting and explaining some of the central criteria it uses to assess whether a conscientious objection is proper grounds for extending an exemption to a medical practitioner
Keywords philosophy of medicine  medical professionalism  conscience
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DOI 10.1111/bioe.12022
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