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Israeli doctors are told what to do when medicine and religion clash

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:14
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    The ethics bureau of the Israel Medical Association has released a position paper to guide its members on how to act when their medical training clashes with their patients' faith and beliefs.

    Avinoam Reches, chairman of the ethics bureau and a senior neurologist at Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem, said he hopes the guidelines—published in the latest issue of the association's Hebrew language magazine, Zman Harefuah—would help colleagues in a country where religion and faith in general …

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