McLeod, C. The Power of Conscientious Objectors, submitted to and under contract with Oxford University Press (UK).


Edited Collection

McLeod, C. and J. Downie, eds. Let Conscience Be Their Guide? Conscientious Refusals in Health Care. Special issue of Bioethics 28(1), 2014.

Editorial, ii-iv.

Kolers, A. “Am I My Profession’s Keeper?” 1-7.

Weinstock, D. “Conscientious Refusals and Health Professionals: Does Religion Make a Difference?” 8-15.

Kantymir, L. and C. McLeod. “Justification for Conscience Exemptions in Health Care,” 16-23.

Fitzgerald, C. “A Neglected Aspect of Conscience: Awareness of Implicit Attitudes,” 24-32.

Shaw, J. and J. Downie. “Welcome to the Wild, Wild North: Conscientious Objection Policies Governing Canada’s Medical, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dental Professions,” 33-46.

A brief commentary on this special issue appears in BioEdge.


Journal Articles or Book Chapters

Keller, S. “Fiduciary Duties and Moral Blackmail,” Journal of Applied Philosophy, forthcoming.

MacLachlan, A. “Fiduciary Duties and the Ethics of Public Apology,” Journal of Applied Philosophy, DOI: 10.1111/japp.12214.

FitzGerald, C. “Extended Review Article: Defending Shame,” extended critical review essay on  J. Deonna, R. Rodogno & F. Teroni, In Defense of Shame: the Faces of an Emotion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012), Journal of Moral Philosophy 12(2), 2015: 221-234.

Baylis, F. “A Relational View of Conscience and Physician Conscientious Action,” IJFAB: The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, 8(1), 2015: 18-36.

Fitzgerald, C. and C. McLeod. “Conscientious Refusal and Access to Abortion and Contraception.” Routledge Companion to Bioethics. Ed. J. Arras, E. Fenton, and R. Kukla. New York: Routledge, 2015. pp. 343-356.

Kantymir, L.  Review of Mark Wicclair’s Conscientious Objection in Health Care: An Ethical Analysis, IJFAB, 7(2), 2014: 253-261. (Publication page)

Marsh, J. “Conscientious Refusals and Reason-Giving,” Bioethics 28(6), 2014: 313-319.

With a reply from R. F. Card: “Reasonability and Conscientious Objection in Medicine: A Reply to Marsh and an Elaboration of the Reason-Giving Requirement,” Bioethics 28(6), 2014: 320-326.

Shaw, J., J. Downie, and C. McLeod. “Moving Forward With a Clear Conscience: A Model Conscientious Objection Policy for Canadian Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons,” Health Law Review 21(3), 2013: 28-32.

Clipsham, P. “Comparing Policies On Conscientious Refusals: A Feminist Perspective,” IJFAB: The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 6(1), 2013: 159-165.

Clipsham, P. “Reasons and Refusals: The Relevance of Moral Distress.” International Journal of Applied Philosophy 26, 2012: 105-118.

McLeod, C. “Taking A Feminist Relational Perspective on Conscience.” In Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy. Ed. J. Downie and J. Lewellyn. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011. pp. 161-181.

Downie, J. “Resistance Is Essential: Relational Responses to Recent Law and Policy Initiatives Involving Reproduction.” In Being Relational: Reflections on Relational Theory and Health Law and Policy. Ed. J. Downie and J. Lewellyn. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011. pp. 209-229.

Hickson, M. W. “Conscientious Refusals Without Conscience: Why Not?” Philo: A Journal of Philosophy 13(2), 2010: 167-184.

McLeod, C. “An Institutional Solution to Conflicts of Conscience in Medicine.” Review of Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise by Holly Fernandez Lynch, Hastings Center Report 40(6), 2010: 41-42.

McLeod, C. “Harm or Mere Inconvenience? Denying Women Emergency Contraception,” Hypatia 25(1), 2010: 11-30.

McLeod, C. “Referral in the Wake of Conscientious Objection to Abortion,” Hypatia 23(4), 2008: 30-47.


Blog Posts

Ryman, E. “Fiduciary Duties Limit Physicians’ Freedom of Conscience,” on the Impact Ethics blog, March 2015.

McLeod, C. “The Denial of ‘Artificial’ Contraception by Ottawa Doctors,” on the Impact Ethics blog, March 2014.