The Deprofessionalization of Medicine

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(NRO) – The alarming trend to deprofessionalize medicine continues apace. Doctors are becoming less physicians and more “service providers.” Patients are now akin to customers. In Canada, this may soon require doctors to kill certain patients on demand.

This has many societal ramifications, brought up in a very good column in the LA Times about a controversy about a Catholic hospital refusing to sterilize a woman because it violates Catholic medical ethics. CONTINUE