Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care was published in 2008 as the 24th volume in the Basic Bioethics series from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is an American book dealing with the American political and legal controversies over freedom of conscience in health care. However, the discussion of the American experience by Holly Fernandez Lynch is relevant elsewhere, since the United States has the most extensive and varied network of protection of conscience legislation in the world.
While acknowledging that freedom of conscience is of concern to all health care workers and institutions, Fernandez Lynch focuses exclusively on physicians.This carefully and deliberately restricted focus is one of the strengths of the book.
Detailed backgrounder and commentary by Sean Murphy of the Protection of Conscience Project.
League commentary on euthanasia and doctors’ conscientious freedom.