ACoRN Roundtable 1

Neal, M. (Organiser), Sara Fovargue (Organiser), Stephen W Smith (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of special symposia


This roundtable explored the ‘what’ of conscience in healthcare by asking what the role of conscience is in healthcare practice, and how judgments of conscience overlap with, and differ from, 'other' types of professional judgement, particularly clinical judgement (judgments involving the exercise of technical medical skill) and best interests assessments. What are judgements of conscience? How do judgements of conscience feature in clinicians’ practice? How do they overlap with, and how are they distinct from, other sorts of judgement in professional decision-making? Is it accurate/helpful to think of cases involving futility in terms of ‘professional conscience’?
Period27 Mar 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Conscience
  • Healthcare
  • conscientious objection
  • Medical Law
  • Medical Ethics