Challenging Medical Authority: The Refusal of Treatment by Christian Scientists
Hastings Center Report. 1995 Jan-Feb; 25(1): 15-21.
Christian Scientists' refusal of medical care for their children illustrates the kind of conflict over moral and practical authority that can arise between groups in a pluralistic society. While consensus may not be possible, changes in the way both groups socialize members may allow the medical and Christian Science communities to achieve a compromise that is respectful to both.
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