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Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011

May a pharmacist refuse to fill a prescription to which the pharmacist has a moral objection? Such cases of conscience have become more common in the health care setting and raise fundamental questions about the obligations of health care workers and the rights of patients.

The Spark of Conscience Inflames Debate is a daylong conference Thursday, Nov. 3, featuring top experts in this area from the United States and Canada.  The conference, sponsored by the Ethics Center, the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, and the SCU Philosophy Department, will be held in the Wiegand Room of the Arts and Science Building at SCU, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.  The event is free.

 

 

Tags: bioethics, conscience