Billy Spindler

Yikes! Forcing doctors to recommend options against their conscience is a great way to ruin the medical system. Professionals that are true to themselves will have to consider leaving the system. Patients will know that a doctor is advising something they don't really agree with and this will increase mistrust for the medical profession. A doctor must be allowed to practice based on their training and best judgement. How often in the past has a treatment been dropped because new evidence shows that it is dangerous, ineffective, or has unanticipated negative outcomes? How will you ever find out if everyone is forced against their conscience? A tyranny might do well if it has perfect access to all information, is not influenced by monied or political interests. How likely is that? Let doctors do what they think best. Trust their judgement and experience. That is the best way to achieve the best outcomes over time.

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