Flashcards in Patients: Values and Narratives Deck (8)
Name some core values of a doctor.
Spirit of enquiry
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
What is narrative ethics?
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
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
In which country can you not conscientiously object to carrying out a procedure
In which 3 areas do the BMA support conscientious objection?
Withdrawal of life sustaining treatment