Lecture series: Do Doctors have the right to object?
At the heart of much medical legislation today is a desire to restrict conscientious objection rights in favour of greater patient freedom. But is this such a good thing?
Cradio spoke to Plunkett Centre for Ethics Director and Member of the Order Dr Bernadette Tobin to find out about an alternative way to think about conscientious objection: does it exist as a right for government to protect, and there be limits to that right?
On Wednesday 11th June, Dr Bernadette Tobin will lecture on “A Synopsis of some contemporary controversies in Bioethics”. This will be the fourth lecture in a series.
Dr. Tobin’s lecture will cover a number of issues, including;
– Recently enacted legislation in some countries on euthanasia and the possible implications of this for Australia.
– Changes in Australian society’s views on abortion in general and also in possible circumstances concerning rape and the possibility of deformities.
– The ethical challenges being faced by the staff in our hospitals.
Date: Wednesday 11th June 2014
Time: 6.15pm arrival for 6.30pm start
Venue: University of Notre Dame Sydney , Lecture hall: NDS5/203 , Level 2, Pioneer House, Corner of Buckland Street and Broadway
RSVP: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02 9331 8477
Driving: there will be some parking in Buckland St and plenty of parking in the Broadway Centre in Bay St off Broadway – about five minutes from UND.
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