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I'm in the healthcare

I'm in the healthcare industry--mental health--and I wonder what it would be like if I refused to treat misogynists, people who eat factory farm meat, racists, people who support the war in Iraq, etc. on the grounds that they offend my morality (which they certainly do). I would have a very small clientele. Actually, I would have no clientele because my license would be yanked, I'm sure.

Diane's picture
Posted by Diane (not verified) on 12 October 2005 - 12:14pm

There seem to be many racists, misogynists, and war mongers waiting for treatment!


yogakorunta's picture
Posted by yogakorunta on 13 October 2005 - 5:44am
they *need* treatment!!

"There seem to be many racists, misogynists, and war mongers waiting for treatment!"

And that might be why! (heh)

This woman's lifestyle shouldn't even be in the equation. A doctor shouldn't even know frankly, unless her lifestyle had some effect on her health [a barely recovering addict, for instance]. I don't mean, Don't Ask, Don't Tell!, but unless a woman's lifestyle (or a man's for whatever reason he might need care] directly affects a choice for a medical procedure, it is of no consequence and it seems to me that revealing her lifechoice is violation of medical ethics. Anything you tell a doctor should be held under patient/doctor privilege.

I must say I'm surprised someone would turn down the money for fertilization (which is pretty frickken expensive) over their beliefs.



gballsout's picture
Posted by gballsout on 14 October 2005 - 11:32am

Artificial insemination=Medical care

Refusing artificial insemination =Denial of medical care


Oh,...got it!

CaptDMO's picture
Posted by CaptDMO (not verified) on 14 October 2005 - 3:51pm

Damn, media girl, you nailed this one! The Mengele defense. Recall, "I come not as a stranger," alluding to Hippocratic oath.

There are too many doctors who push their personal views on their patients and ought to turn in their licenses and go stand on a pulpit.

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Posted by Matsu on 14 October 2005 - 4:07pm