In this paper, I analyse the issue of conscientious objection in relation to cosmetic surgery. I consider cases of doctors who might refuse to perform a cosmetic treatment because: (1) the treatment aims at achieving a goal which is not in the traditional scope of cosmetic surgery; (2) the motivation of the patient to undergo the surgery is considered trivial; (3) the patient wants to use the surgery to promote moral or political values that conflict with the doctor's ones; (4) the patient requires an intervention that would benefit himself/herself, but could damage society at large.

Cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection / F. Minerva. - In: JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ETHICS. - ISSN 0306-6800. - 43:4(2017), pp. 230-233. [10.1136/medethics-2016-103804]

Cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection

F. Minerva
2017

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In this paper, I analyse the issue of conscientious objection in relation to cosmetic surgery. I consider cases of doctors who might refuse to perform a cosmetic treatment because: (1) the treatment aims at achieving a goal which is not in the traditional scope of cosmetic surgery; (2) the motivation of the patient to undergo the surgery is considered trivial; (3) the patient wants to use the surgery to promote moral or political values that conflict with the doctor's ones; (4) the patient requires an intervention that would benefit himself/herself, but could damage society at large.
Conscientious Objection; Enhancement; Surgery
Settore M-FIL/03 - Filosofia Morale
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