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Spring 2011


The article reviews reports on the philosophy and theology of bio ethics, including "Is Conscientious Objection Incompatible with a Physician's Professional Obligations?" and "Negative and Positive Claims of Conscience," both by Mark R. Wicclair, published in the January 2009 issue of "Cambridge Quarterly of Health Care Ethics." Wicclair discusses the incompatibility thesis. The article also observes that the contemporary debate on conscience protection has intensified.

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Christopher Kaczor, “Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Conscience Protections for Health Care Workers, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11.1 (Spring 2011): 163-168.

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