As part of the continued review process for the World Medical Association’s (WMA) International code of Medical Ethics, a designated meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia to discuss the paragraph on physician conscientious objection. The Israeli Medical Association was represented at the meeting by Secretary General, Adv. Leah Wapner. The two-day meeting was well attended by physicians from across the globe.
Sessions were held on mandated referrals or other limits to physician conscientious objection, In defense of permitting physicians with a moral objection to a practice not to refer patients; Ethical limits to a physician’s right to conscientious objection; and a balanced approach to physician conscientious objection.