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dc.creatorBlock, Gregory Lawrenceen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:15:00Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:15:00Zen
dc.date.created2008-06en
dc.date.issued2008-06en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2008 June; 34(6): 437-440en
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=Medically+valid+religious+beliefs&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=34&issue=6&date=2008-06&au=Block,+Gregory+Lawrenceen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/957138en
dc.description.abstractPatient requests for "inappropriate" medical treatment (violations of the standard of care) based on religious beliefs should have special standing. Nevertheless, not all such requests should be honored, because some are morally disturbing. The trouble lies in deciding which ones count. This paper proposes criteria that would qualify a religious belief as medically valid to help physicians decide which requests to respect. The four conditions suggested are that the belief (1) is shared by a community, (2) is deeply held, (3) would pass the test of a religious interpreter and (4) does not harm others.en
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dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:316682en
dc.subjectHarmen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subject.classificationReligious Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophy of Medicineen
dc.titleMedically Valid Religious Beliefsen
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