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06/02/2017

In Defense of a Physician’s Right of Conscientious Objection

Guest post by Cheyn Onarecker, MD In their recent “Sounding Board” piece in the New England Journal of Medicine (subscription required), Ronit Stahl, PhD, and Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, denounce the rights of physicians and other health care professionals to opt out of certain procedures because of a moral or religious belief. The interests and rights of the patient, they state, should always trump those of... // Read More »

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09/24/2015

How Minimization Hurts Society

guest post by Christina Sisti Doctors and nurses are becoming more accustomed to those who are seeking a confirmation of their home diagnosis but how do they know when a patient isn’t telling them everything? Every day we put on our game face or our poker face which minimizes our emotions. Our poker faces are costing us our health. Minimization reduces the chances of a... // Read More »

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07/18/2014

Is complicity important in Hobby Lobby decision?

ontinued litigation will not unite the country but compromise can. Forcing individuals and their companies to act against deeply held religious belief should not be done and will only inflame partisan rancor.

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