Cristin-resultat-ID: 1726563
Sist endret: 19. mars 2020, 09:03
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2019
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2019

Secularity, abortion, assisted dying and the future of conscientious objection: modelling the relationship between attitudes

Bidragsytere:
  • Morten Magelssen
  • Nhat Quang Le og
  • Magne Supphellen

Tidsskrift

BMC Medical Ethics
ISSN 1472-6939
e-ISSN 1472-6939
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2019
Publisert online: 2019
Volum: 20
Artikkelnummer: 65
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85072379681

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Tittel

Secularity, abortion, assisted dying and the future of conscientious objection: modelling the relationship between attitudes

Sammendrag

Background Controversies arise over abortion, assisted dying and conscientious objection (CO) in healthcare. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship between attitudes towards these bioethical dilemmas, and secularity and religiosity. Method Data were drawn from a 2017 web-based survey of a representative sample of 1615 Norwegian adults. Latent moderated structural equations modelling was used to develop a model of the relationship between attitudes. Results The resulting model indicates that support for abortion rights is associated with pro-secular attitudes and is a main “driver” for support for assisted dying and opposition to conscientious objection. Conclusions This finding should be regarded as a hypothesis which ought to be tested in other populations. If the relationship is robust and reproduced elsewhere, there are important consequences for CO advocates who would then have an interest in disentangling the debate about CO from abortion; and for health systems who ought to consider carefully how a sound policy on CO can safeguard both patient trust in the services and the moral integrity of professionals. It is suggested that if religiosity wanes and pro-secular and pro-abortion attitudes become more widespread, support for CO might decline, putting into question whether present policies of toleration of conscientious refusals will remain acceptable to the majority.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Morten Magelssen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for medisinsk etikk ved Universitetet i Oslo

Nhat Quang Le

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for strategi og ledelse ved Norges Handelshøyskole
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Samfunns- og næringslivsforskning AS

Magne Supphellen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for strategi og ledelse ved Norges Handelshøyskole
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