The health professionals’ right to refuse: is it good, bad or ugly?

Ahmadi, Keivan and Hasan, Syed Shahzad and Ahmadi, Keihan (2015) The health professionals’ right to refuse: is it good, bad or ugly? International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 23 (1). p. 92. ISSN 2042-7174

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The literature is replete with cases in which the health professionals have refused to provide care to their patients; where in some cases such professionals have received disciplinary actions against them for not fulfilling their professional duties.[1–4] However, the health professionals should have the right to refuse to provide care to their patients, for whatsoever reason, without being disparaged or disqualified. A health professional who fails to balance between personal partiality and professional impartiality, upon being compelled to provide care, might provide care with the quality, one could argue, that might not be the high-quality patient care.

Additional Information:Letter to the Editor
Keywords:Health professionals, Professionalism, Practice, JCNotOpen
Subjects:L Social studies > L600 Anthropology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Pharmacy
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ID Code:20100
Deposited On:27 Jan 2016 16:02

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