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Religion, Medicine, and Law: How to Deal When Values Conflict

November 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Calls for accommodating religious views have generated recent high profile litigation brought by nonprofit and business groups and by health care professionals; competing claims stress the rights and interests of patients in access to contraception, abortion, and end-of-life decision-making.  How do and how should hospitals, insurers, health care practices, and governments address these competing claims? Stepping back from immediate conflicts, one place to start acknowledges the presence of values-related arguments on each side of the debates; another possible resource comes from problem-solving in bioethics mediation as a contrast to the dynamics of litigation, framing issues in either-or-terms.  Negotiating conflicting values while adhering to principle is a daily practice in bioethics, law, religion, and medicine, which affords opportunity for shared learning and humility.

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November 3, 2016
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Center for Bioethics
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Carl Walter Amphitheater, Daniel C. Tosteson Medical Education Center
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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