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Ethical Reading webinar: Conscientious objection in the workplace
October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Should a healthcare provider’s deeply held convictions about the wrongness of a treatment or service ever be accommodated? The question here concerns freedom of conscience in health care and it has been a major area of disagreement in recent years.
Prof. David Oderberg’s research has led him to argue that not only must conscience rights be respected in medicine, but the same should be extended to other professions such as finance, business, and law. He will give an overview of the problem of conscientious objection in health care and show how the same arguments in favour of such a right in this area apply equally to other professions, exploring what this might mean for business practices.
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About the speaker: Professor David Oderberg, University of Reading
David is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading and the author of several books in ethics, editor of several others, as well as having authored many articles in various areas of ethics. One of his current research projects is conscientious objection in health care, on which he has published several leading articles along with a book focused on law and policy.
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