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Flashcards in Patients: Values and Narratives Deck (8)
1

Name some core values of a doctor.

Competance
Spirit of enquiry
Confidentiality
Caring
Compassion
Responsibility
Advocacy
Integrity
Commitment

2

Is a medical case jousted by 'beyond reasonable doubt', as in a criminal case, or is it judged on a 'higher probability' account, as in a civil case

High probability basis

3

What is narrative ethics?

A

4

Doctors may practice medicine in accordance with their beliefs, but they...

Must act in accordance with relevant legislation
Must not treat patients unfairly
Must not deny patients access to appropriate services or care
Must not cause patients distress

5

What does the BMJ state with regard to declining to perform certain procedures?

Must not refuse to treat a patient/group of patients due to your personal beliefs, but you can refuse to perform a particular procedure on any patient

6

In which country can you not conscientiously object to carrying out a procedure

Sweden

7

In which 3 areas do the BMA support conscientious objection?

Abortion
Fertility treatment
Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment

8

What are the issues with conscientious objection?

Inefficiency & Inequity
Inconsistency
Commitments of a doctor
Discrimination

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