Do Religious Beliefs Trump Hospital Policy?
A recent Perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine examined legal cases involving hospitals who denied employee requests for religious exemptions from an influenza-vaccination requirement. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has intervened on behalf of healthcare workers to challenge these mandates, which in some cases led to employee compensation and revisions to hospital policies.
Do you think healthcare professionals should have the right to claim exemption from employer-mandated healthcare policies (eg, influenza vaccination) due to religious or personal beliefs?
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