Freedom of Conscience of Healthcare Professionals and Conscientious Objection in the European Court of Human Rights
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Valero MJ. Freedom of Conscience of Healthcare Professionals and Conscientious Objection in the European Court of Human Rights. Religions. 2022; 13(6):558. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13060558
The recent social and legal debate in several European countries on abortion, euthanasia, and assisted suicide has caused a strong resurgence of the concerns of healthcare personnel as to the real possibility of protecting their consciences in their professional sphere. Individual refusal for religious, moral, deontological, or ethical reasons to participate in activities that directly or indirectly could result in the termination of a human life constitutes the most extreme manifestation of the ...