December 31, 2006

He Had a Conscientious Objection to the Penis

My colleague Eric Feldman of Penn Law school tells me that when he was in Istanbul last week there was a story in the local paper about a nurse who said that his religious beliefs led him to refuse to help administer a testicular scan because he did not want to touch the patient's penis. Seems that there wasn't another available nurse, the scan was long delayed, and the patient died from testicular cancer. Ok all those in favor of respecting health care provider conscientious objection--weigh in please!
- Arthur Caplan

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