Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Jun 30; 8(2):24-27 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).002.04

Struggling with the conscientious objections of community pharmacists

Ordóñez Echeverría JJ.
Ordóñez JJ. A vueltas con la objeción de conciencia de los farmacéuticos comunitarios. Farmacéuticos Comunitarios. 2016 Jun 30; 8 (2): 24-27 DOI: 10.5672/FC.2173-9218.(2016/Vol8).002.04
Abstract : 

The ruling of the plenary session of the constitutional tribunal of June 25, 2015 once again brought the question of conscientious objection in the healthcare profession into public debate. This was a subject of considerable discussion in 2010, when Law 2/2010 regarding sexual and reproductive health was approved. In this article we attempt to illustrate the fundamental ethical and legal problems presented by this appeal on the grounds of unconstitutionality and the main arguments in the judgment that are, in our opinion, relevant to bioethics. We also attempt to identify the advances or setbacks of this legal ruling with regard to bioethics of the conscientious objection of the healthcare professionals.

Article download link: