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

William R Adam
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (2): 109.
doi:
10.5694/mja11.11537

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, Professor of Medicine
Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Shepparton, VIC.
Article References: 
Reference Text: 
Conway BV. Should doctors feel able to practise according to their personal values and beliefs? Med J Aust 2011; 195: 496 .
Reference Order: 
1
PubMed ID: 
22060069

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