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refusal

The depth below which a pile cannot be driven.
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NOTICE AND OBLIGATIONS Whenever federal or state policymakers grant a right to conscientious refusal, they should also codify a set of obligations to help minimize potential obstructions to patients' access to care.
More direct attention should have been given to such matters as nursing autonomy and integrity, nurses' relationships with physicians, the possibility of compromise conscientious refusal, whistle-blowing, structural change, political action, and nursing strikes.
In an opinion entitled "The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine," the college's committee on ethics asserted that a right to refuse does exist but must be balanced with other values and duties that physicians accept "by virtue of entering the profession of medicine.