DALLAS—Scott Morris, MD, a primary care physician, as well as an ordained United Methodist minister and founder of the Church Health Center in Memphis, gave a stirring Conley Lecture on Medical Ethics.
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Dr. Morris began by telling the audience about a day when he was faced with a challenging situation: He was about to examine a teenage girl wearing a black burka.
His rule when this happens, he thought, should be to stay as far away as he could and avoid touching the patient. But he needed to hear the girl’s heart, and the girl’s father gave him permission to perform his exam.