[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150102068]
Researchers Dr Stephen Clarke; Prof Jeanette Kennett; Prof Julian Savulescu
Brief description Medical professionals sometimes decline to provide particular forms of safe, beneficial and legal health care, on the grounds that provision would go against their consciences. Bioethicists and policy makers have failed to identify legitimate limits to the scope of appeals to conscientious objection in health care. This is in large part because the underlying concept ''conscience" is unclear. This project advances bioethical debate by producing a philosophically and psychologically informed analysis of conscience, and by applying this to discussions about the legitimate limits to conscientious objection in health care. It will result in academic and non-academic publications and will enable improvements to Australian health care policy.
Funding Amount 333300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects