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The Physician as Conscientious Objector

David Bleich

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

Cardozo Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 54

On occasion a conflict arises between a physician's perceived moral obligation not to withhold treatment and a patient's right to refuse treatment. Arguments are cited in support of the position that, with prior notice, the physician's right should prevail. It is further argued that legislative action to remove lingering legal doubt would be appropriate.

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Date posted: January 12, 2003  

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Bleich, David, The Physician as Conscientious Objector. Fordham Urban Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=368640 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.368640

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