Health Workers Face Issues of Moral Conflict

Several states consider laws protecting health workers who refuse to provide services that conflict with their beliefs. Where is the line between an individual's religious or moral beliefs and one's duties as a licensed professional? And what about the rights of patients?

Guests:

Rob Stein, reporter for The Washington Post

Dr. David Stevens, physician and bioethicist; executive director of the Christian Medical Association

Robyn Shapiro, director, Center for the Study of Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin

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