Managing Conscientious Objections in Intensive Care Medicine

Publication Date: January 7, 2015

Background

Background

A conscientious objection (CO) is a moral objection to providing or disclosing information about a legal, professionally accepted, and otherwise available medical service.

Four policy recommendations are made for managing conscientious objections in intensive care medicine (Table 2). The recommendations are designed to balance two ethical goals: (1) to protect patients’ access to legal, professionally accepted, and otherwise available medical services, and (2) to protect clinician’s moral integrity.

Ethical Considerations

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Policy Recommendations

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Management

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