Melanie Harthoorn

I am a Registered Nurse in Alberta, and I just want to thank you for removing "effective referral" from the draft standard. I encourage you to maintain a physician's right to provide the best medical advice he or she believes in, whether or not the patient disagrees with that advice. Freedom of conscience and religion are fundamental freedoms in Canada, and doctors should not be forced to violate either by "effectively referring", which is essentially acting as an accomplice. I also want the freedom to choose a doctor that I know won't violate his or her conscience.

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