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Health Care and Rights of Conscience

October 24, 2012

In America, those who ethically and morally oppose war are not forced to violate their deeply held beliefs. Our nation has a long-standing tradition of respect for the principles of conscientious objectors.1 In fact, soldiers whose battlefield experiences have led them to oppose war may be honorably discharged from the... View Article

A Health Care Horror Story

September 10, 2009

Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo is a 35 year-old married mother who works as a nurse at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. She has worked in the operating room since 2004. When she first applied for her position at Mount Sinai, her supervisor asked if she would be willing to participate... View Article

New Threats to Rights of Conscience

February 5, 2008

In this age of radical patient autonomy and patient rights, the rights of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals can sometimes be shortchanged. This may happen when individual choice trumps the right of a health care worker to refuse to perform a morally-controversial procedure. The latest assault on conscience... View Article