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    Re: Quebec passes 'dying with dignity' bill

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    If someone doesn't desire to take part in a certain act and makes that desire clear, but the law requires them to find someone else to take part in the act in their stead, they are an accessory to the act since they assisted in finding someone that would do it.
    The act is not illegal. It is like refusing to refer a patient who needs/wants to be put on birth control or to have a tubal ligation/vasectomy or who is HIV positive but you don't agree with those things (and yes, there have been doctors who believe that HIV is just a hoax and not deadly at all). Your referral is necessary for them to get their medical needs met. If you can't handle that, then don't work in the medical field in this place.
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    Re: Quebec passes 'dying with dignity' bill

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The act is not illegal. It is like refusing to refer a patient who needs/wants to be put on birth control or to have a tubal ligation/vasectomy or who is HIV positive but you don't agree with those things (and yes, there have been doctors who believe that HIV is just a hoax and not deadly at all). Your referral is necessary for them to get their medical needs met. If you can't handle that, then don't work in the medical field in this place.
    I wasn't using the word accessory as a legal term, but to suggest that the individual that must find someone else to do the service for the patient is contributing to or aiding an activity to take place. Technically that is exactly what a referral is and exactly what is happening here. If a doctor is against something being done they should not be required to find someone else to do it.

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    Re: Quebec passes 'dying with dignity' bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I wasn't using the word accessory as a legal term, but to suggest that the individual that must find someone else to do the service for the patient is contributing to or aiding an activity to take place. Technically that is exactly what a referral is and exactly what is happening here. If a doctor is against something being done they should not be required to find someone else to do it.
    They aren't personally required to find another doctor. They simply pass the request up to a supervisor who has that as part of their job description.
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    Re: Quebec passes 'dying with dignity' bill

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    They aren't personally required to find another doctor. They simply pass the request up to a supervisor who has that as part of their job description.
    Ok, but that would still make them an accessory.

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    Re: Quebec passes 'dying with dignity' bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Ok, but that would still make them an accessory.
    No more than the doctor or pharmacist who has to refer a patient/customer to someone else when it comes to birth control or certain other drugs that they may disapprove of/take moral offense to.

    Again if they can't do this job, then don't be in this job. In reality, the majority of doctors are not going to have to deal with this because they are not going to be the main doctor dealing with terminally ill patients. And this law is designed for a specific, very limited patient type.
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