Relevant outputs by project team members

M Neal, ‘Conscientious Objection, “Proper Medical Treatment”, and Professionalism: The Limits of Accommodation for Conscience in Healthcare’ in J. Adenitire (ed) Religious Beliefs and Conscientious Exemptions in a Liberal State (Hart Publishing, 2019).

S Fovargue, S McGuinness, A Mullock, S Smith, ‘Conscience and proper medical treatment’ (2015) 23 Medical Law Review 173:

S Fovargue and M Neal ‘In good conscience: Conscience-based exemptions and proper medical treatment’ (2015) 23 Medical Law Review 221:

S Smith, ‘A bridge too far?: Individualised Claims of Conscience’ (2015) 23 Medical Law Review 283.

M Neal and S Fovargue, ‘Conscience as agent-integrity: A defence of conscience-based exemptions in the health care context’ (2016) 24 Medical Law Review 544:


Relevant presentations by project team members

M Neal, ‘Opposition to conscientious objection in healthcare’, University of Oxford, 15 June 2019.

S Fovargue, ‘Conscientious objection: Professionalism, vulnerability and trust’, University of Manchester, February 2019.

S Fovargue, ‘Accommodating conscientious refusal in health care practice’, Law and Society Association, Toronto, June 2018.

M Neal, ‘The case for accommodating conscientious refusals’ European Society of Anaesthetists, Copenhagen, June 2018.

M Neal, ‘Conscientious objection, lawful treatment, and professionalism’, Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, April 2018.

M Neal, ‘Conscientious objection in healthcare: A UK legal perspective’, Vienna, Austria, March 2018.

M Neal, ‘Conscientious objection in Great Britain: Past, present and future’, Belfast, December 2017.

M Neal and S Fovargue, ‘Conscience rights: Resilience for the vulnerable health professional’, University of Leeds, October 2017.

S Fovargue, ‘Accommodating claims of conscience in health: Going …. going …. gone?’, University of Keele, September 2017.


Recent debates and discussions

Consensus Statement on Conscientious Objection in Healthcare:

Declaration in support of Conscientious Objection in Health Care – David Oderberg:

Practical Ethics Blog discussions between David Oderberg and Alberto Giubilini & Julian Savulescu on conscientious objection:

11 October 2018 –

25 October 2018 –