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
    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 – … Continue reading
    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 … Continue reading
    Wed, 26 Sep 2018 04:04:44 +0000
    Canadian Medical Association and euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada
    Critical review of CMA approach to changes in policy and law Sean Murphy* Abstract English | Français | Español | Deutsche | Português | bahasa Indonesia In December, 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Board of Directors decided to shape … Continue reading
    Sat, 25 Aug 2018 04:04:14 +0000
    New euthanasia/assisted suicide law in Australia
    Victoria’s Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 Sean Murphy* Introduction On 19 April, 2018, the legislature of the State of Victoria, Australia, passed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017, which will come into force in June, 2019.  It is currently the … Continue reading
    Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:37:37 +0000
    Why I will be a conscientious objector to Victoria’s assisted dying law
    A palliative care specialist laments the unrealistic individualism and elitism of the euthanasia movement MercatorNet Adrian Dabscheck During a recent period of enforced rest, I had time to reflect on my attitude to the recently enacted voluntary assisted dying legislation … Continue reading