Doctor religious exemption hypothetical.

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    Since everyone seems obsessed with healthcare issues related to sex, let's try another one and let the pro and con sides argue their points:

    The setting is an ER in a small town. A trauma comes in. The patient is in hypovolemic shock and has already gotten a 2 liter bolus of saline in the field but still has a weak pulse and unstable vitals/decreasing blood pressure.

    The ER has 4 bags of type O blood ready to transfuse when the patient arrives.

    However, the physician covering the ER that night recently converted to be a Jehovah's Witness and refuses to transfuse the patient because he believes it violates his religious beliefs. The patient expires before another physician can be tracked down.

    Did he have a right to refuse the transfusion.
     
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    That physician shouldn't even be hired or placed as lead.

    I understand the who religious exemption thing. But when you go to a doctor's office or hospital, you expect to be treated no matter what, or at least survive long enough so you don't die.

    Simple answer, my brain is not yet fully functional.
     
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    he "refuses to transfer" what?
     
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    Stupid supposition to show off your fake doctor knowledge.
     
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    No.
     
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    You can't refuse to hire someone due to religious belief.

    This is a peripheral problem that this issue causes.
     
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    If you can't answer the question, then take your ball and go home.
     
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    Do you have a documented case that this scenario has ever taken place? What were the results of the lawsuit? How much did the jury award?
     
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    Sorry. Should be "transfuse" the blood
     
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    No. It's a hypothetical per the title.
     

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