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Ethics vs. Responsibility in Medicine

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Ethics vs. Responsibility in Medicine

Ethics vs. Responsibility in Medicine

Ethics vs. Responsibility in Medicine

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'Washington Post' Article

In hospitals and medical practices around the country, doctors and nurses refuse to perform certain medical procedures because of their personal beliefs. Guests on the program discuss the rights of the patient, and whether or not a health care professional's personal convictions should outweigh his or her professional responsibilities.

Guests:

Rob Stein, staff writer for The Washington Post

Nancy Berlinger, Ph.D., M.Div., deputy director and associate for religious studies at The Hastings Center

Robert Scheidt, M.D., retired general surgeon and chairman of the ethics commission of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations

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