United Kingdom updates ethics guidance

Kondro, Wayne
May 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1268
Academic Journal
The article reports on the supplementary guidelines for doctors on proper behaviour when patient care conflicts with their religious or personal beliefs issued by the United Kingdom General Medical Council in Great Britain. It relates that the new "Personal Beliefs and Medical Practice" guidance is published on the proposition that doctors must not allow their personal beliefs to compromise patient care. It notes that the guidelines offers recommended behaviour in cases where doctor is asked to perform a procedure to which he or she has a conscientious objection, such as abortion or the circumcision of male children for religious or cultural reasons.


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