I'm sure you're wondering where you stand if you don't want to be a part of abortion in your workplace. I've read through the guidance from the UK Government, the recent RCGP guidance, looked at the GMC guidance and considered the NMC guidance on consciencious objection in an effort to think through the implications and … Continue reading Guidance on Conscientious Objection to Abortion for Healthcare Workers in Northern Ireland
The public consultation on abortion in Northern Ireland opened on 4th November. It's a long read, and the 15 questions being asked demand some thought. To that effect, I've summarised it and given suggested responses, based on a Christian and Pro-life perspective. Foreword The Secretary of State in his foreword acknowledges that these matters should … Continue reading Guidance on responding to the public consultation on abortion in NI
open letter in protest against abortionDownload We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 doctors, nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers who are deeply concerned about these changes and wish to have our concern noted publicly. Our concern throughout … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland
open letter in protest against abortionDownload Thursday, 26th September, 2019 To whom it may concern: We the undersigned wish to make known our opposition to the imminent introduction of abortion in Northern Ireland. We are a group of 911 Doctors, Nurses, Midwives and other Health and Social Care Workers who are deeply concerned about these … Continue reading An open letter against abortion in Northern Ireland
So, after reading an article in Prescriber journal entitled "Introducing HPV vaccination for boys in the UK" I got to thinking about this. Human Papilloma Virus is a little bug, of which there are many variants, that seems to be nearly ubiquitous in the human population. This would not be a problem if it was … Continue reading Reduce harm vs 1st do no harm?
I wanted to relate the contents of an article that I've just read in the most recent Triple Helix (the journal of the Christian Medical Foundation, Winter 2018, not yet available as a free PDF, but soon...), because it really opened my eyes to the positive aspects of Conscious Objection (CO). So often we are … Continue reading Conscious Objection Defended
I was immensely encouraged a couple of weeks ago when I attended a conference on Ethics and Palliative Care at Riddell Hall in Belfast. It was so good to sit and listen to people whose job it is to care for those who are dying, by compassionate application of their medical skills, mediated through a … Continue reading Dying Well