52 mins

The right to act in accordance with conscience

Imagine if Quebec’s euthanasia legislation, the "End of Life Care Act", was called the "End of Life Killing Act". Professor Margaret Somerville explores the pressure on freedom of conscience for healthcare professionals, the challenges and changes facing the modern healthcare system and what this means not only for healthcare practitioners, but patients and society as a whole at 'Protecting Rights, Protecting People', a conference on religious freedom co-sponsored by the PM Glynn Institute and the Ambrose Centre for Religious Liberty.

Professor Margaret Somerville is Professor of Bioethics at the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. She plays an active role in the development of applied ethics, with a particular focus on the study of wider ethical and legal aspects of medicine and science.

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