Erika MacAlpine

There are too many things in our system labeled medical care that are actually doing harm to patients. Making a doctor “ensure timely access to” someone who is willing to proceed with an act that goes against what they believe is right, is very close to making the original doctor do the procedure themselves. What is protecting the patients with that wording? What is protecting the doctor’s conscious? Who will be the last line of defence if the doctors are forced to do this? If there is no protection for the doctor to do what he or she believes is right, what kind of “caring” people will this demoralizing mandate bring in (or create) in our medical system?

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