Farr A Curlin, Kevin Powell
As a whole, this collection of essays raises to the surface some of the key questions that underlie ongoing disputes about health-care practitioners refusing patients’ requests—namely, what is the conscience, and what is medicine? We hope that by foregrounding these questions and offering contrasting responses to them, this collection serves to bring greater clarity to ongoing disputes about what we might reasonably expect of physicians when patients request interventions that physicians do not believe they should provide.
Curlin FA, Powell K. Examining deeper questions posed by disputes about conscience in medicine. Perspect Biol Med. 2019;62(3):379-382.