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, 17 May 2019 16:52:09 +0000
    Ontario Court of Appeal supports ‘effective referral’ for morally contested procedures, including euthanasia
    Court unanimously affirms right of state to compel participation in homicide, suicide, etc. News Release Protection of Conscience Project On 15 May, 2019, three judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously upheld a lower court ruling that physicians can be forced to facilitate procedures they find morally objectionable, including euthanasia and assisted suicide, by … Continue reading "Ontario Court of Appeal supports ‘effective referral’ for morally contested procedures, including euthanasia"
    Fri, 19 Apr 2019 06:24:10 +0000
    Canada’s bishops allow Catholic hospitals to host consultations for euthanasia
    LifeSite News Lianne Laurence OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Canada’s bishops were consulted on and agreed to secret guidelines by Catholic health sponsors that allow third-party euthanasia assessments of medically frail patients in Catholic health care facilities, LifeSiteNews has learned. And while the Catholic health sponsors who drafted the guidelines in collaboration with ethicists … Continue reading "Canada’s bishops allow Catholic hospitals to host consultations for euthanasia"
    Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:12:13 +0000
    Canadian protection of conscience bill progresses
    David Anderson, M.P. Two years ago, taking a patient’s life was culpable homicide. Although the law now permits physician assisted suicide, many doctors’ consciences will not. The Supreme Court of Canada has explicitly said that the legalization of euthanasia did not entail a duty of physicians to provide it. However, regional associations have introduced regulations … Continue reading "Canadian protection of conscience bill progresses"
    Tue, 09 Apr 2019 23:26:48 +0000
    No agreement and disappointment after lengthy End of Life Choice bill hearing
    Stuff Ruby Macandrew and Thomas Manch It took 16 months, almost 40,000 submissions, and a nationwide tour of 14 cities. The result was a report that found no agreement on whether the End of Life Choice Bill should be passed, made no substantive recommendations, drew few conclusions and disappointed those on both sides of a … Continue reading "No agreement and disappointment after lengthy End of Life Choice bill hearing"
    Sun, 07 Apr 2019 23:21:41 +0000
    Study Reveals Alarming Statistics on Nurse Burnout Chaunie Brusie Healthcare market research and consulting company PCR recently announced the results of its National Nursing Engagement Report. The report was based on survey findings from over 2,000 healthcare partners and revealed key data about nurses in the workforce today, as well as what the future will hold for nurses and how hospital … Continue reading "Study Reveals Alarming Statistics on Nurse Burnout"