Conscientious objection. Definition

Medical Definition: conscientious objection

Following refusal of ethics to practice any action which requires medical attention. This is the last bastion of defense of the doctor's conscience when, despite the purely technical objections (see objection science), and their replacement by a colleague, is pressured to do something that, in conscience can not accept as good. In our legal system, this refusal is accepted as a physician's right with respect to certain activities, such as abortion.

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