The Inner Workings of an Ethics Committee: Latest Battle over Jehovah's Witnesses

Ruth Macklin

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Abstract

Jehovah's Witnesses who refuse blood transfusions on religious grounds have long created ethical dilemmas for those in the medical profession trying to serve them. A bioethicist working in a clinical setting explores how one hospital ethics committee grappled with the additional problem of pregnant Jehovah's Witnesses, including the complex interdependence of maternal and fetal rights. 1988 The Hastings Center

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalHastings Center Report
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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