GMC guidance on opt out plans1st October 2007
The British Medical Association (BMA) has called for stricter rules on when medics can â€œconscientiously objectâ€? to procedures.
It has criticised draft GMC guidance that would allow doctors to opt out of any procedure for ethical reasons saying that this would give doctors â€œa licence to discriminateâ€? and should be strictly limited to certain procedures such as abortion.
However, the GMC believes that precise restrictions would not work in practice. Its new draft recommendations say doctors can object to any procedure for which they have a moral, cultural or religious disagreement.
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Title: GMC guidance on opt out plans
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4272
Date Added: 1st Oct 2007