The community trusts that doctors will operate within an ethical framework for the best interests of the patient. Some of the proposed changes to the Good Medical Practice code will challenge that relationship by removing the ethical judgment from the doctor and potentially lead to a mechanistic response to the provision of health care. The proposed code could also limit a doctor's right to freedom of speech.
The Australian Christian Lobby wishes to ensure that doctors are able to exercise their professional expertise and to provide good medical care which responds to the individual needs and concerns of their patients.
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