Conscientious objection in medicine: The ethics of responding to bird flu

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7538.425-b (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:425
  1. Elizabeth Murray, DH career scientist in primary care (elizabeth.murray@pcps.ucl.ac.uk),
  2. Paquita de Zulueta, general practitioner
  1. Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London, N19 5LW
  2. Lonsdale Medical Centre, London NW6 6RR

    EDITOR—We question Savulescu's statement that a specialist valuing her own life more than her duty to her patients during a bird flu epidemic would be demonstrating values “incompatible with being a doctor.”1

    By 6 February 2006 the World Health Organization had received reports of 165 confirmed cases of avian influenza …

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