Right of freedom of conscience is not absolute

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dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Joan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-19T15:45:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-19T15:45:37Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, J. (2019) ‘Right of freedom of conscience is not absolute’, Nursing in General Practice, 12(1), pp. 27-28. Available online: https://www.medicalindependent.ie/104463/nursing_in_general_practice___issue_1_janfeb_2019 en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en
dc.identifier.endpage 28 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7523
dc.description.abstract In the course of my work as a lecturer in healthcare ethics in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, I have met with a number of Irish health professionals – nurses, midwives and doctors – who are uncertain and confused about their obligations in relation to the provision of abortions services in post-2018 Ireland. Their questions have prompted me to explain and defend the standard account of conscientious objection that is articulated in the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018. To do so, I will define and discuss some of the key terms that are at the centre of debates about conscientious objection: “conscience”, “freedom of conscience”, “right of freedom of conscience”, and “conscientious objection” itself. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Green Cross Publishing Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri https://www.medicalindependent.ie/104463/nursing_in_general_practice___issue_1_janfeb_2019 en
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dc.subject Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 en
dc.subject Abortion services en
dc.subject Conscientious objection en
dc.subject Healthcare en
dc.title Right of freedom of conscience is not absolute en
dc.type Article (non peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joan McCarthy, Nursing & Midwifery, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: j.mccarthy@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2019-02-19T12:00:54Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Nursing In General Practice en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress j.mccarthy@ucc.ie en

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