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… click here to read whole article and make comments




 
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