Conscientious Objection, Conflicts of Interests, and Choosing the Right Analogies. A Reply to Pruski

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In this response paper, we respond to the criticisms that Michal Pruski raised against our article “Beyond Money: Conscientious Objection in Medicine as a Conflict of Interests.” We defend our original position against conscientious objection in healthcare by suggesting that the analogies Pruski uses to criticize our paper miss the relevant point and that some of the analogies he uses and the implications he draws are misplaced.

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JS work was supported by the Wellcome Trust (grants n. 203132/Z/16/Z and 104848/Z/14/Z) and by the Australian Research, grant number DP150102068

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Giubilini, A., Savulescu, J. Conscientious Objection, Conflicts of Interests, and Choosing the Right Analogies. A Reply to Pruski. Bioethical Inquiry (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-021-10089-0

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Keywords

  • Conscientious objection
  • Conflict of interests
  • Professionalism