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The Right Way to Protect Your Rights

[1 Credit Hour]
This course is available for physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner continuing education. A general attendance certificate is also available.

Recorded live at The Right of Conscience and Cultural Change in Medicine conference held in Dallas, TX on February 29, 2020.
Original Release Date: 3/1/20
Termination Date: 2/28/23


This course will examine the current law regarding conscience rights with a focus on the conscience rights of medical professions. The discussion will include recent developments and current issues, including recent cases, laws, and regulations regarding conscience rights. The talk will examine these issues in connection with both modern conceptions of conscience rights and conscience rights as understood during the country’s founding, especially the founders’ conception of “the right of private judgment.” The presentation will also include guidance on what medical professionals can do when they are asked to perform services to which they have religious or moral objections, including requests for religious or moral accommodations.

Objectives:

  • Discuss federal and state legal protections.
  • Articulate your conscience rights.
  • Describe how to proceed if you believe your conscience rights are threatened.
  • Identify current threats to conscience rights.
  • Discuss how to stand-up for your moral beliefs