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dc.creatorFlynn, D.P.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:11:49Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:11:49Zen
dc.date.created2008-07en
dc.date.issued2008-07en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2007.021337en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2008 July; 34(7): 517-520en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Pharmacist+conscience+clauses+and+access+to+oral+contraceptives&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=34&issue=7&date=2008-07&au=Flynn,+D.P.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2007.021337en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/956549en
dc.description.abstractThe introduction of conscience clauses after the 1973 US Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade allowed physicians and nurses to opt out of medical procedures, particularly abortions, to which they were morally opposed. In recent years pharmacists have requested the same consideration with regard to dispensing some medicines. This paper examines the pharmacists' role and their professional and moral obligations to patients in the light of recent refusals by pharmacists to dispense oral contraceptives. A review of John Rawls's concepts of the "original position" and the "veil of ignorance", along with consideration of the concept of compartmentalisation, are used to assess pharmacists' requests and the moral and legal rights of patients to have their prescriptive needs met.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:317420en
dc.subjectConscienceen
dc.subjectLegal Rightsen
dc.subjectMoral Obligationsen
dc.subjectNursesen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPharmacistsen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationDrugs and Drug Industryen
dc.subject.classificationContraceptionen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of the Health Professionsen
dc.titlePharmacist Conscience Clauses and Access to Oral Contraceptivesen
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