JOHN F. CURRIN, M.D.
To the editor: I write to take exception to the paragraph on abortion and contraception in the American College of Physicians Ethics Manual (1). This section states that a physician who has moral, religious, or ethical objections to abortion has "the duty to assure that the patient is provided the option of receiving competent medical advice and care from a qualified colleague who does not have these moral, religious, or ethical objections." There is also the standard caveat about a physician's not imposing his personal convictions on the patient.
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CURRIN JF. The Ethics Manual. Ann Intern Med. 1984;101:873–874. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-101-6-873
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;101(6):873-874.
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