Protection of Conscience Project
Protection of Conscience Project
www.consciencelaws.org
Service, not Servitude

Service, not Servitude

Freedom of conscience in health care

The Protection of Conscience Project supports health care workers who want to provide the best care  for their patients without violating their own personal and professional integrity.  It is a non-denominational, non-profit initiative supported by an Advisory Board and team

Welcome to our website.

Use the Project website and blog to research issues and find resources to support freedom of conscience in health care.

For Students

For Students

Who did I think I was, he told me?  . . . I snapped to attention at his parting words: "I could fail you for this!" Med School 101
Complainant Worksheet

Complainant Worksheet

A document that helps conscientious practitioners gather and organize material needed to file grievances, human rights complaints or civil suits.
Making Notes

Making Notes

  • Making notes of adverse encounters.
  • Audio recording, notebook structure, how and what to record, correcting errors, recapitulation, narrative expansion.
  • What You Can Do

    What You Can Do

    Undertake protection of conscience initiatives in your own institution, region or country.
    News and Blog
    Wed, 05 Dec 2018 01:34:46 +0000
    Court challenge raises issue of “reasonable apprehension of bias”
    Sean Murphy* Documents filed in an important Canadian court case bring into question the value and purpose of “public consultations” held by medical regulators, at least in the province of Ontario. In March, 2015, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) approved a highly controversial policy, Professional Obligations and Human Rights.  The policy … Continue reading "Court challenge raises issue of “reasonable apprehension of bias”"
    Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:25:03 +0000
    Nurses’ use of conscientious objection and the implications for conscience
    Christina Lamb, Marilyn Evans, Yolanad Babenko-Mould, Carol Wong, Ken Kirkwood Abstract Aims: To explore the meaning of conscience for nurses in the context of conscientious objection (CO) in clinical practice. Design: Interpretive phenomenology was used to guide this study. Data sources: Data were collected from 2016 ‐ 2017 through one‐on‐one interviews from eight nurses in … Continue reading "Nurses’ use of conscientious objection and the implications for conscience"
    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 05:32:51 +0000
    L’euthanasie au Canada: une mise en garde
    Rene Leiva, Margaret M. Cottle, Catherine Ferrier, Sheila Rutledge Harding, Timothy Lau, Terence McQuiston, John F. Scott* Nous sommes des médecins canadiens consternés et concernés par les impacts – sur les patients, sur les médecins, sur la pratique médicale – de l’implantation universelle de l’euthanasie dans notre pays, définie comme un « soin de santé » auquel … Continue reading "L’euthanasie au Canada: une mise en garde"
    Fri, 05 Oct 2018 05:10:38 +0000
    Euthanasia in Canada: a Cautionary Tale
    Rene Leiva, Margaret M. Cottle, Catherine Ferrier, Sheila Rutledge Harding, Timothy Lau, Terence McQuiston, John F. Scott* We are Canadian physicians who are dismayed and concerned by the impact  – on patients, on doctors, on medical practice – of the universal implementation, in our country, of euthanasia defined as medical “care” to which all citizens are … Continue reading "Euthanasia in Canada: a Cautionary Tale"
    Mon, 01 Oct 2018 23:28:26 +0000
    Conscientious objection in reproductive health – ancient prerogative or harmful practice
    J.M. Thorp Jr. Abstract We must return to our Pythagorean roots and not substitute a secular group conscience to replace individual conscience, and thereby protect the rights of all parties. My hope is that our specialty will uphold the right of individual clinicians to practise according to their consciences and we will continue to welcome … Continue reading "Conscientious objection in reproductive health – ancient prerogative or harmful practice"
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