Health care professionals are moral agents who have their own values and beliefs about what a meaningful life looks like and how to best to pursue it. These values and beliefs can include personal convictions as well as professional ones, such as those found in professional codes of ethics and standards of practice. Wherever possible care providers should not be forced to participate in care plans they find excessively morally compromising, at least when it is possible to involve other care providers who are more comfortable with the care plan.

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