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, 06 Sep 2019 02:42:34 +0000
    Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide
    National Review Wesley J. Smith Colorado doctor Barbara Morris wants to assist her patient’s suicide. She works at Centura Health, a Catholic/Seventh Day Adventist-owned hospital that prohibits its employees from participating in assisted suicide, legal in Colorado. Morris sued to be allowed to participate in her patient’s suicide by doctor — which would not happen … Continue reading "Doctor Fired after Suing Catholic Hospital over Assisted Suicide"
    Thu, 05 Sep 2019 17:57:32 +0000
    Korean doctors categorize 12 cases to refuse treatment
    Korean Biomedical Review Song Soo-youn The local medical community’s voice is growing for doctors’ rights to refuse to treat a patient, but patients are against the idea. However, the U.S. and Europe have already recognized such rights. Based on examples in other countries, Korean physicians should also be allowed to refuse treatment in particular situations … Continue reading "Korean doctors categorize 12 cases to refuse treatment"
    Wed, 04 Sep 2019 22:47:11 +0000
    Protection of conscience an issue in backbench revolt on Australian abortion bill
    Demand for compulsory referral by objecting physicians among provisions deemed unacceptable Sean Murphy* Two Liberal Members of Parliament in New South Wales, Australia, have threatened to break with their party cross the floor to sit in opposition if the government does not make changes to a bill decriminalizing abortion (the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill … Continue reading "Protection of conscience an issue in backbench revolt on Australian abortion bill"
    Mon, 02 Sep 2019 05:33:06 +0000
    Coalition’s religious discrimination bill goes far, but not far enough
    The Sydney Morning Herald Reproduced with permission Xavier Symons* It is no surprise that the Religious Discrimination Bill is being criticised as too strong by aggressive secularists and too weak by people of faith. Federal Attorney-General Christian Porter describes the bill as a “shield against discrimination”, not a sword. The fundamental point is that this … Continue reading "Coalition’s religious discrimination bill goes far, but not far enough"
    Sun, 01 Sep 2019 17:33:20 +0000
    Australia’s legislative laboratory for euthanasia
    BioEdge Michael Cook The Labor-majority Parliament of the Australian state of Victoria passed assisted dying legislation in December 2017. This came into effect in June and the first patient has already died. Applications from a dozen or so Victorians have already been approved. Two other Labor states are also debating euthanasia – and it appears … Continue reading "Australia’s legislative laboratory for euthanasia"