Refusal Of Medical Treatment Based Term Paper

Length: 2 pages Sources: 10 Subject: Children Type: Term Paper Paper: #75029595 Related Topics: Medical School, Medical Ethics, Treatment, Faith Healing
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From there, health care providers are becoming more assertive in denying services based on their religious beliefs (Friedman 2007). This debate has been going since a doctor refused medical treatment to a gay man. The dispute arose in 2000 after San Diego-area doctors Christine Brody and Douglas Fenton refused to artificially inseminate Benitez, a lesbian who lives with her partner, Joanne Clark, in Oceanside, north of San Diego (Parker 2007).

What distinguishes the case of Guadalupe Benitez is that the physicians involved refused to provide a medical procedure to one patient that they readily provide to others, says Jill Morrison, legal counsel to the National Women's Law Center, an advocacy group that works to protect women's rights in the workplace, schools, sports, and health care. "Usually, providers who object to certain services object to them for everyone: 'I won't provide contraception.' In this case, they don't object to the service, just the patient. You can't pick and choose. You can't say, 'I will perform it for white people, but not for black people" (Parker 2007).

In this paper, Decisions made on religious grounds are not rational because someone could die from that mindset reguardless if the refusal is coming from the...

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Refusal of medical treatment-based religion can be a risky decision when considering children's health.

References

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Bridge, Caroline (1999). Religious Beliefs and Teenage Refusal of Medical Treatment. The Modern Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4

2004). Child Welfare vs. Parental Autonomy: Medical Ethics, the Law, and Faith-Based Healing. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.

Medical Treatment withheld via Parental religious beliefs. Retrieved November 5, 2007, at http://forum.quoteland.com/1/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=586192041&f=770193847&m=6731984816

Teshome, Getachew and Closson, Forrest. (2006). Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act: The Basics and Other Medicolegal Concerns. Science Direct

Hickey, Kathryn BA, RN, (2007). Minors' Rights in Medical Decision Making. JONA's Healthcare Law, Ethics, and Regulation.

Parker, Laura. (2007). Freedom of Religion or Discrimination?. ABC News.

Friedma, Elaine. (2007). More Doctors Refuse Service Based on Religion. Retrieved November 5, 2007, at http://humaniststudies.org/enews/?id=309&article=0

Parker, Laura. (2007). Doctors accused of using faith to violate gay bias laws. USA Today.

Farr a. Curlin, MD1,2, Lydia S. Dugdale, MD3, John D. Lantos, MD2,4 and Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH1,2 Do Religious Physicians…

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References

2007). Medical treatment & Religion. Retrieved November 5, 2007, from Website: the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga & Latvijas Mobilais Telefons Debate Club

http://sserdc.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/medical-treatment-religion/

Bridge, Caroline (1999). Religious Beliefs and Teenage Refusal of Medical Treatment. The Modern Law Review, Vol. 62, No. 4

2004). Child Welfare vs. Parental Autonomy: Medical Ethics, the Law, and Faith-Based Healing. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.


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