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美國法上無神論醫師及護士拒絕對宗教患者進行醫療之合法性   免費試閱

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New Law Makes It Legal for Atheist Doctors and Nurses to Refuse Care to Religious Patients

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中文摘要

美國密西西比州的一項新法律規定,醫師和護士基於宗教理由拒絕對某些病人進行醫療行為是合法的,引發討論。換言之,這也適用於拒絕治療宗教病人的無神論醫師和護士。在美國,醫務工作者有權根據其信仰拒絕為病人提供醫療服務,但每當發生這種情況時,通常會導致與病人間的摩擦,並引發有關宗教自由與病人權利之間的激烈辯論。病人經常訴諸法律補救措施,並指責醫療人員違法行為,而當醫療人員因此受到懲罰或被解僱時,其又會指控他們是宗教歧視的受害者。美國及至少12個州正在考慮是否要強迫醫療人員必須提供病人醫療協助,或是防止醫療人員因宗教信仰而受到懲罰或開除。

英文摘要

A new law in Mississippi has made it legal for doctors and nurses to refuse care to certain patients on religious grounds. It would serve to reason this would also pertain to atheist doctors and nurses who could refuse to treat patients who are religious. In other words, it can be inferred that this also applies to atheists’ doctors and nurses who can refuse to treat religious patients. In the United States, medical workers have the right to refuse medical care for patients based on their beliefs. However, whenever this happens, it often leads to friction with the patient and triggers intense debate about the balance between religious freedom and patient rights. Patients often resort to the law remedies and accuse medical personnel of unlawful behaviour. When medical personnel are punished or dismissed on these grounds, they will themselves argue that they have been the victims of religious discrimination. The United States and at least 12 states are considering whether to force medical personnel to provide medical assistance to patients or, conversely, prevent them from being punished or fired for religious beliefs.

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181-190

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10.3966/241553062019120038013  複製DOI  DOI查詢

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