Survey Shows Beliefs May Affect Doctor's Advice A new survey finds that a significant number of doctors feel they can withhold information from patients when it conflicts with the doctor's personal beliefs. Those conflicts include the topics of abortion, birth control and some end-of-life treatments.
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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

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.