Should we take away Hippocrates' licence? Professionalism, conscience and tolerance in a good society
To be delivered by:
Professor Daniel Sulmasy MD PhD MACP
Professor of Biomedical Ethics Georgetown University, Washington DC
Is it true that a doctor’s conscience has little place in the delivery of modern medical care? It has recently been argued that, if a doctor is not prepared to offer a service which is both legally permitted and wanted by a patient, then he or she should find another profession. This raises the following question: How should we assess arguments against a doctor’s right to refuse to provide a test or treatment based on a conscientious objection to the use of the desired intervention? In this lecture Daniel Sulmasy will advance an argument about the proper scope and limits of conscientious objection in healthcare.
Date: Thursday 22 March 2018 Time: 5.30pm - 7:30pm (refreshments to follow lecture) Venue: The Function Room, Level 4, St Vincent’s Clinic, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW Parking: Paid parking is available. Cost: $15 (for entry after 4pm and exit before 11.30pm). View the map for details.
Past Plunkett lectures
Lectures from more recent years, together with invited speakers, are listed below. Recorded lectures can be accessed via the topic link.
Most Reverend Anthony Fisher OP, Archbishop of Sydney