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Even when there is no reason to doubt the truth of what patients say, it does not necessarily follow that clinicians must do exactly what patients want despite the risks. Is Priest’s line of thought here, in part at least, analogous to that of Minerva (1) and therefore open to a similar critique as that of Saad (2) who coined the term Patient Preference Absolutism to describe such a position?
1. Minerva F. Cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection. Journal of Medical Ethics 2017;44:230- 233.
2. Saad T C Mistakes and missed opportunities regarding cosmetic surgery and conscientious objection Journal of Medical Ethics 2018;44:649-650