Articles that refer to the work of the Conscience Research Group or in which members of the group are quoted:

Weeks, C. “Ontario authorities take action on doctors who deny birth control,” The Globe and Mail, December 11, 2014.

Grant, K. “Policy allowing doctors to deny treatment on moral or religious grounds under review,” The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2014.

Sher, J. “Catholics Urged to Stand Up for Docs’ Rights,” London Free Press, July 28, 2014.

Glauser, W. “Controversy over Doctors’ Right to Say ‘No’,” CMAJ News, Aug. 14, 2014.


Individual talks by team members

*McLeod, C. “Conscientious Refusals: A Feminist Fiduciary Analysis,” Congress of the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Edinburgh, June 2016.

*McLeod, C. “Conscientious Objection to Abortion Provision,” for Abortion in Context: Law, Ethics, and Practice, a seminar series at University College, Oxford University, June 17, 2015.

Baylis, F. “A Relational View of Conscience and Physician Conscientious Action,” Humanities Research Group 2014-2015 Distinguished Speaker Series, Windsor University, Windsor ON, March 2015.

Baylis, F. “Conscience in Medicine,” International Association of Bioethics Conference, Mexico City, June 2014.

*McLeod, C. “Compromise and Conscientious Refusal,” Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy, Memorial University, Newfoundland, February 2014.

McLeod, C. “Non-Pragmatic Compromise: The Domain of Professional Life,” for the conference “Women, Truth, Action,” Helsinki, Finland, October 2013.

Baylis, F. “What is Conscience? and Why Should the State Value Conscience-based Action?” Annual Meeting of the Atlantic Region Philosopher’s Association, Halifax NS, October, 2013.

*McLeod, C. “Damage to Trust from Conscientious Refusals,” Keynote address, “Autonomy and Trust in Modern Medicine,” Göttingen University, Germany, February 2013.

Baylis, F. “Conscience and interpersonal integrity in health care,” Colloquium Series, Department of Philosophy. Dalhousie University, December, 2012.

FitzGerald, C. “Emotional Dispositions: The Missing Element in Empirical Accounts of Moral Cognition,” Psychology, Emotion and Human Sciences Symposium, University of Windsor, April 2012.

Fitzgerald, C. “Shame and Inequality,” Equality of Outcome Workshop, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, May 2012.

Brandt, R. “Conscientious Refusals and the Arbitrary Exercise of Authority,” World Congress of Bioethics, Rotterdam, June 2012 (poster).

Winsby, M. “Uncovering the Conscience of Conscientious Refusals,” World Congress of Bioethics, Rotterdam, June 2012.

Fitzgerald, C. “A Role for Conscience in Combating Implicit Bias’, LOGOS seminar, University of Barcelona, November 2011.

McLeod, C. “Conscientious Refusals by Physicians.” Lecture for 2nd year medical students at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, November 2011.

Kantymir, L. and C. McLeod. “Justification for Conscientious Objection in Health Care” (or “Reason-giving and Conscientious Objection: the Health Care Context”).

For Diotima (Western’s feminist philosophy graduate conference), Faculty Speaker, London ON, September 2011 (McLeod presenting).

For the North American Society for Social Philosophy annual conference. Milwaukee WI, July 2011 (Kantymir presenting).

Clipsham, P. “Reasons and Refusals: What is the Morally Relevant Content of a Conscientious Refusal?” Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, Fredericton NB, May 2011.

Kantymir, L. “Adjudicating Conscientious Refusals in Health Care: The Unavoidable Challenge of Evaluating Moral Beliefs,” Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics, Fredericton NB, May 2011.

McLeod, C. “A Global Perspective on Conscientious Refusals in Reproductive Health Care,” Workshop on feminism and global justice, Canadian Philosophical Association annual meeting, Concordia University, Montreal, June 2010.

*McLeod, C. “Conscientious Refusals and Patient-Centred Bioethics,” Patient-Centred Health Law and Ethics, Wake Forest University Law School, Winston-Salem, April 2010.

*McLeod, C. “A Relational Theory of Conscience for Bioethics,” Program on Values and Society, Department of Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle, February 2010.

(*Indicates funding from a source other than our CIHR grant)