Protection of Conscience Project
Protection of Conscience Project
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, 27 Feb 2019 04:15:45 +0000
    Indiana bill extends conscience protection to medical abrtions
    Sean Murphy* Indiana Senate Bill 201, proposed by Senator Liz Brown, has been amended in committee and is progressing through the Indiana General Assembly. Existing Indiana law protects freedom of conscience for physicians, nurses and institutional employees in relation to surgical abortion. Bill 201 amends the statute to include medical abortion and extends protection to … Continue reading "Indiana bill extends conscience protection to medical abrtions"
    Thu, 14 Feb 2019 03:50:16 +0000
    Labour Court clarifies freedoms of religion and conscience in healthcare sector
    Wistrand International Law Office Jörgen Larsson Introduction Sweden is one of the most secular countries in the world with full freedom of religion. Further, freedom of conscience is a right protected by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). However, domestic law recognises no right to conscientious objection. In this respect, Sweden differs from most … Continue reading "Labour Court clarifies freedoms of religion and conscience in healthcare sector"
    Mon, 11 Feb 2019 01:57:48 +0000
    Assisted dying: 1,500 doctors back campaign against ‘tacit support’ plan
    Express David Maddox MORE than 1,000 doctors have signed a letter opposing alleged attempts by the Royal College of Physicians to become “neutral” on assisted dying. The college is locked in a row with members over its position. Although a poll in 2014 found 58 percent did not support it, the college says unless it … Continue reading "Assisted dying: 1,500 doctors back campaign against ‘tacit support’ plan"
    Sat, 09 Feb 2019 00:15:37 +0000
    Can conscientious objection lead to eugenic practices against LGBT individuals?
    Toni C. Saad, Daniel Rodger Abstract In a recent article in this journal, Abram Brummett argues that new and future assisted reproductive technologies will provide challenging ethical questions relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Brummett notes that it is likely that some clinicians may wish to conscientiously object to offering assisted reproductive … Continue reading "Can conscientious objection lead to eugenic practices against LGBT individuals?"
    Tue, 05 Feb 2019 19:07:59 +0000
    New hope for Ontario doctors’ conscience fight
    The Catholic Register Michael Swan New evidence heard in court has given Ontario’s medical conscientious objectors renewed hope. Two days of hearings before the Ontario Court of Appeal Jan. 21-22 has provided Christian Medical and Dental Society (CMDS) executive director Deacon Larry Worthen a dollop of confidence as he waits for a decision from the … Continue reading "New hope for Ontario doctors’ conscience fight"