Commentary: value neutrality, moral integrity, and the physician

J Law Med Ethics. 2000 Spring;28(1):78-80, 3. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-720x.2000.tb00319.x.


The commentator agrees, in part, with Beckwith and Peppin that value neutrality is an illusion, both ethically and legally. He asserts, however, that a physician's moral autonomy does not sanction proselytizing to promote the physician's own values.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Legal
  • Beneficence
  • Disclosure*
  • Ethics, Medical*
  • Freedom
  • Humans
  • Morals*
  • Patient Advocacy / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Personal Autonomy
  • Philosophy
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Secularism
  • Social Values*
  • Value of Life