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MT15 Conscience And Conscientious Objection In Healthcare
|MT15 Conscience And Conscientious Objection In Healthcare|
|23rd Nov 2015 9:15am - 24th Nov 2015 5:00pm|
CONFERENCE: Conscience And Conscientious Objection In Healthcare
Dates: 23-24 November 2015
Venue: Oxford Martin School
Organizers: Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford), Alberto Giubilini (Charles Sturt University), Steve Clarke (Charles Sturt University)
The Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (University of Oxford) and the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (Charles Sturt University) will host a conference on conscientious objection in medicine and the role of conscience in healthcare practitioners’ decision making.
The conference aimed at analyzing from a philosophical, ethical and legal perspective the meaning and the role of “conscience” in the healthcare profession. Conscientious objection by health professionals has become one of the most pressing problems in healthcare ethics. Health professionals are often required to perform activities that conflict with their own moral or religious beliefs (for example abortion). Their refusal can make it difficult for patients to have access to services they have a right to and, more in general, can create conflicts in the doctor-patient relationship. The widening of the medical options available today or in the near future is likely to sharpen these conflicts. Experts in bioethics, philosophy, law and medicine explored possible solutions.
The conference was supported by the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (DP 150102068). We are grateful to the Oxford Martin School for providing the venue for the conference.
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Aaron Ancell and Walter Sinnott Armstrong: We Want Kids, Too: Should Doctors be Allowed to Refuse to Help Gay Couples have Children?
Kimberley Brownlee: Medicine and morally messy relationships
Steve Clarke: Two concepts of conscience and their implications for conscience-based refusal
Tom Douglas: Refusing to treat sexual dysfunction in sex offenders
Alberto Giubilini: Objection to conscience. On good and bad objections in medicine
Jeanette Kennett: Kant, conscience, and professional roles
Hugh LaFollette: My conscience may be my guide, but you may not have to honour it
Francesca Minerva: Conscientious objection and complicity in wrongdoing
Julian Savulescu: The proper place of conscience and values
Roger Trigg: Conscientious objection and 'effective referral'
Mark Wicclair: Reasons, moral integrity, and conscientious objection
Dominic Wilkinson: Conscientious non-objection and medical dissensus in intensive care
Roundtable Discussion: Various contributors
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