Controversial guidelines for UK doctors

The General Medical Council, the UK body which registers and disciplines doctors, is proposing controversial amendments to its guidelines for good patient care. A proposed draft, released this week, declares that doctors may not even refuse requests for sex-change surgery.

The new guidelines stipulate that unless conscientious objectors are protected by law – British doctors have the right to refuse to participate in abortions – they may not refuse access to “appropriate” services or cause “distress” to patients. “We expect doctors to be prepared to set aside their personal beliefs so they can… MORE




 
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