Mixing Politics and Medical Practice

TitleMixing Politics and Medical Practice
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsFunke, RD, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Diaz-Sprague, R, Funke, MB, Myers, GA
Corporate AuthorsAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics,
Date Published09/2011
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsfreedom , FREEDOM of speech , MEDICINE , professional , professional responsibility
AbstractIn the wake of the passage of new healthcare legislation, Dr. Jack Cassell, a Florida urologist, put a sign on his door advising supporters of President Obama and his views to "go elsewhere" for their healthcare needs. Critics charge Dr. Cassell with violating his Hippocratic Oath and acting unethically by making political affiliation a factor in caring for patients. Dr. Cassell argues that he is not turning away patients, he is merely exercising his right to express his own opinion.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Regional Competitions, 2011 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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