Should doctors feel able to practise according to their personal values and beliefs?

William R Adam
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11537
Published online: 6 February 2012

To the Editor: An ethical concern that was raised by Conway in his article supporting the freedom to practise in accordance with conscience1 related to the problems that arise when patients — specifically children — are unable to express a considered opinion on any conflict between their clinicians and their legal guardians about their best interests.

  • William R Adam

  • Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, VIC.


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