A physician with or without moral integrity?
No-one wants a doctor without moral integrity. But we do not agree about
the nature of morality except perhaps that we ought not to do to others what
we do not wish to be done to us. No-one therefore has the right to destroy
the moral integrity of another person, including the moral integrity of the
physician. In a rights based society with patient-centered practices of
medicine, it is the duty of a democracy to protect every view of morality,
both of patients and of medical practitioners who have moral or religious
objections to particular treatments and services.