Chapter 2.B.3 Terminating the Treatment Relationship

For a discussion of termination of care on grounds of conscience, see John K. Davis, Conscientious Refusal and a Doctor’s Right to Quit, 29 J. Med. Philosophy 75 (2004) (arguing that a physician can terminate care only if “the doctor’s refusal does not make the patient worse off than she would have been had she gone to another doctor in the first place”).