Cristin-resultat-ID: 828320
Sist endret: 14. desember 2011, 22:09
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2012
Vitenskapelig artikkel

When should conscientious objection be accepted?

  • Morten Magelssen


Journal of Medical Ethics
ISSN 0306-6800
e-ISSN 1473-4257
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2012
Volum: 38
Hefte: 1
Sider: 18 - 21


Isi-ID: 000298136000007
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84856783057

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When should conscientious objection be accepted?


This paper makes two main claims: first, that the need to protect health professionals’ moral integrity is what grounds the right to conscientious objection in health care; and second, that for a given claim of conscientious objection to be acceptable to society, a certain set of criteria should be fulfilled. The importance of moral integrity for individuals and society, including its special role in health care, is advocated. Criteria for evaluating the acceptability of claims to conscientious objection are outlined. The precise content of the criteria is dictated by the two main interests that are at stake in the dilemma of conscientious objection: the patient’s interests and the health professional’s moral integrity. Alternative criteria proposed by other authors are challenged. The bold claim is made that conscientious objection should be recognised by society as acceptable whenever the five main criteria of the proposed set are met.


Aktiv cristin-person

Morten Magelssen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Senter for medisinsk etikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus
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