Conscientious Objection And Patient Rights|Nursing


Post a comprehensive response(250-350 words) to the following:

• Do health care workers have the right to conscientiously object to providing care if it varies from their own personal moral and ethical belief system? Please explain by providing an example.
•How would you apply the four ethical principles to your example?
• How might your answer differ based on your chosen profession in health care?

References to the files below:

Cantor, J. (2009). Conscientious Objection Gone Awry — Restoring Selfless Professionalism in Medicine. The New England Journal of Medicine. 360(15), p. 1484.

Cantor, J. & Baum, K. (2004) The Limits of Conscientious Objection – May Pharmacists Refuse to Fill Prescriptions for Emergency Contraception? The New England Journal of Medicine. 351(19), 2008-2012.

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