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The Imperative of Conscientious Objection in Medical Practice

Corby, Paschal M (2018) The Imperative of Conscientious Objection in Medical Practice. The National Catholic Bioethics quarterly, 18 (4). pp. 611-618. ISSN 1532-5490

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Abstract

In response to a growing movement opposed to conscientious objection in medicine, the medical profession should resist the privatization of conscience in general and accept the challenge, presented by conscientious objection, of rethinking its practices and being true to its calling. These claims are informed by the traditional understanding of conscience and the thought of Jürgen Habermas on the relevance of religious truths in public debate and the legitimacy of public dissent.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Conscientious Objection, Medical Practice, religious
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 03:58
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2019 04:00
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3808

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