Jeannette Furtak

Physicians need to have conscience rights. Being a physician is a difficult job. This week I have had to console two patients who had suicide in the family over the holidays and one who had a twenty-something grandson die in a motor vehicle collision. If physicians are robbed of conscience rights, it will select for physicians who can accept being treated as machine-like technocrats and against physicians who are whole humans with philosophical, spiritual, and creative attributes.

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