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Survey Shows Beliefs May Affect Doctor's Advice

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Survey Shows Beliefs May Affect Doctor's Advice

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Survey Shows Beliefs May Affect Doctor's Advice

Survey Shows Beliefs May Affect Doctor's Advice

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A new survey finds that a significant number of doctors feel they can withhold information from patients when it conflicts with the doctor's moral beliefs. That includes information about abortion, birth control and some end-of-life treatments. Dr. Farr Curlin, the lead author of the study, talks with Madeleine Brand.