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, 26 Feb 2020 21:21:59 +0000
    BC Hospice challenges closure over government’s proeuthanasia policy
    Government refuses compromise Easier and cheaper to kill than to care News Release Delta Hospice Society Vancouver — Delta Hospice officials were shocked and outraged this week by the Fraser Health Authority’s blatant move to cut off all discussions and close the facility because it wants the hospice to provide MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying) … Continue reading "BC Hospice challenges closure over government’s proeuthanasia policy"
    Wed, 19 Feb 2020 01:26:43 +0000
    International Medical Ethics Summit
    Violation of Physicians’ Freedom of Conscience and Unrestricted Euthanasia Admidst Canada’s Escalating Healthcare Crisis Concerned Ontario Doctors Join Concerned Ontario Doctors for our inaugural International Summit with world-renowned speakers as we begin a crucial national and international conversation exploring the medical ethics of Canada’s rapidly changing medical and legal landscapes. LIMITED SEATING – CLICK HERE … Continue reading "International Medical Ethics Summit"
    Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:44:21 +0000
    To kill — or not to kill? That is the question.
    An answer for a Dying With Dignity clinical advisor Sean Murphy* I just can’t understand why as learned as you are, you tenaciously use the verb KILL to refer to MAD. You cannot ignore that this verb requires a non-consenting victim. It makes of you a malicious pro-lifer who does not mind lying. MAD must … Continue reading "To kill — or not to kill? That is the question."
    Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:14:08 +0000
    Delta Hospice would rather lose funding
    Delta Optimist Sandar Gyarmati It looks like the leadership of the Delta Hospice Society has decided to forgo substantial funding from the Fraser Health Authority by refusing to provide Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). An article this week in The BC Catholic featured an interview with DHS board president Angelina Ireland who was quoted as … Continue reading "Delta Hospice would rather lose funding"
    Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:29:00 +0000
    Alberta’s doctors say they worry about the effects of a conscience rights bill
    The Globe and Mail Christina Frangou Dr. Jillian Demontigny keeps a rainbow bracelet wrapped around the stethoscope that she drapes across her neck. It’s her signal to any LGBTQ patient who arrives at her clinic: you are welcome here. Dr. Demontigny is one of 13 physicians working at the Taber Clinic, a family medicine clinic … Continue reading "Alberta’s doctors say they worry about the effects of a conscience rights bill"