Should healthcare workers have their freedom of conscience enshrined in law? As medical technological advances gather pace, Professor David Oderberg says there’s never been a better time to support medical conscientious objectors, in a new post for The Conversation.
For most people, the term “conscientious objection” evokes images of Quakers and pacifists registering to avoid military service. Many countries have a long and honourable tradition of accommodating such conscientious objectors. It might not be about bombs and bullets, but healthcare professionals often find themselves fighting a conscience battle of their own.