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
    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"
    Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:25:29 +0000
    Canadian hospice struggles against state demand to allow euthanasia
    Hospice begs permission to refuse $750,000 in state funding Euthanasia and assisted suicide available in state hospital next door News Release Delta Hospice Society Vancouver area hospice is asking the government to reconsider their proposal to give up $750,000 a year in funding so that it not be required to violate its mandate of care … Continue reading "Canadian hospice struggles against state demand to allow euthanasia"
    Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:40:00 +0000
    Controversial conscience rights bill will die on order paper
    Second session of 30th legislature starts on Feb. 25 CBC News Michelle Bellefontaine A controversial private member’s bill on conscience rights for medical providers will be dropped now that the government intends to prorogue the first session of the 30th legislature.  Government House Leader Jason Nixon announced on Wednesday that the second session will start Feb. 25 … Continue reading "Controversial conscience rights bill will die on order paper"