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Cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection.

Minerva, Francesca.
J Med Ethics; 43(4): 230-233, 2017 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | Mar 2017 | ID: mdl-28255024
Resumo: In this paper, I analyse the issue of conscientious objection in relation to cosmetic surgery. I consider cases of doctors who might refuse to perform a cosmetic treatment because: (1) the treatment aims at achieving a goal which is not in the traditional scope of cosmetic surgery; (2) the motivation of the patient to undergo the surgery is considered trivial; (3) the patient wants to use the surgery to promote moral or political values that conflict with the doctor's ones; (4) the patient requires an intervention that would benefit himself/herself, but could damage society at large.