The need for feasible compromises on conscientious objection: response to Card.


Journal Article

Robert Card criticises our proposal for managing some conscientious objections in medicine. Unfortunately, he severely mischaracterises the nature of our proposal, its scope and its implications. He also overlooks the fact that our proposal is a compromise designed for a particular political context. We correct Card's mischaracterisations, explain why we believe compromise is necessary and explain how we think proposed compromises should be evaluated.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ancell, AJ; Sinnott-Armstrong, W

Published Date

  • March 14, 2019

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 30872327

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30872327

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1473-4257

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0306-6800

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/medethics-2019-105425


  • eng