The cognitive and affective processes which constitute an internalized moral governor over an individual's moral conduct.
Refusal of the health professional to initiate or continue treatment of a patient or group of patients. The refusal can be based on any reason. The concept is differentiated from PATIENT REFUSAL OF TREATMENT see TREATMENT REFUSAL which originates with the patient and not the health professional.
The reporting of observed or suspected PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT or incompetence to appropriate authorities or to the public.
Differences of opinion or disagreements that may arise, for example, between health professionals and patients or their families, or against a political regime.
The philosophy or code pertaining to what is ideal in human character and conduct. Also, the field of study dealing with the principles of morality.
An oath, attributed to Hippocrates, that serves as an ethical guide for the medical profession.
The rights of individuals to act and make decisions without external constraints.
The process by which individuals internalize standards of right and wrong conduct.
Duties that are based in ETHICS, rather than in law.
Termination of pregnancy under conditions allowed under local laws. (POPLINE Thesaurus, 1991)
A health professional's obligation to breach patient CONFIDENTIALITY to warn third parties of the danger of their being assaulted or of contracting a serious infection.
The study of religion and religious belief, or a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings (from online Cambridge Dictionary of American English, 2000 and WordNet: An Electronic Lexical Database, 1997)
Means of postcoital intervention to avoid pregnancy, such as the administration of POSTCOITAL CONTRACEPTIVES to prevent FERTILIZATION of an egg or implantation of a fertilized egg (OVUM IMPLANTATION).
The interrelationship of medicine and religion.
The principles of professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the physician, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the physician in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families.
Recording of information on magnetic or punched paper tape.
Establishing the father relationship of a man and a child.
The collection, preparation, and distribution of news and related commentary and feature materials through such media as pamphlets, newsletters, newspapers, magazines, radio, motion pictures, television, and books. While originally applied to the reportage of current events in printed form, specifically newspapers, with the advent of radio and television the use of the term has broadened to include all printed and electronic communication dealing with current affairs.
The collection, writing, and editing of current interest material on topics related to biomedicine for presentation through the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, or television, usually for a public audience such as health care consumers.
Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.
Publications printed and distributed daily, weekly, or at some other regular and usually short interval, containing news, articles of opinion (as editorials and letters), features, advertising, and announcements of current interest. (Webster's 3d ed)
The replacement of intervertebral discs in the spinal column with artificial devices. The procedure is done in the lumbar or cervical spine to relieve severe pain resulting from INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DEGENERATION.
The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.
Hostile conflict between organized groups of people.
The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.
Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
Persons including soldiers involved with the armed forces.
The religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus Christ: the religion that believes in God as the Father Almighty who works redemptively through the Holy Spirit for men's salvation and that affirms Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior who proclaimed to man the gospel of salvation. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The treatment of patients without the use of allogeneic BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS or blood products.
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
Deliberate maltreatment of groups of humans beings including violations of generally-accepted fundamental rights as stated by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
The state of being free from intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed, 1993)
Sense of awareness of self and of the environment.
Organic mental disorders in which there is impairment of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment and to respond to environmental stimuli. Dysfunction of the cerebral hemispheres or brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION may result in this condition.
Private hospitals that are owned or sponsored by religious organizations.
Voluntary acceptance of a child of other parents to be as one's own child, usually with legal confirmation.
An emotional attitude excited by realization of a shortcoming or impropriety.
Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.
Substances intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. Included in this definition are skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. (U.S. Food & Drug Administration Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition Office of Cosmetics Fact Sheet (web page) Feb 1995)
Enzymes that recombine DNA segments by a process which involves the formation of a synapse between two DNA helices, the cleavage of single strands from each DNA helix and the ligation of a DNA strand from one DNA helix to the other. The resulting DNA structure is called a Holliday junction which can be resolved by DNA REPLICATION or by HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLVASES.

Jehovah's Witnesses' refusal of blood: obedience to scripture and religious conscience. (1/41)

Jehovah's Witnesses are students of the Bible. They refuse transfusions out of obedience to the scriptural directive to abstain and keep from blood. Dr Muramoto disagrees with the Witnesses' religious beliefs in this regard. Despite this basic disagreement over the meaning of Biblical texts, Muramoto flouts the religious basis for the Witnesses' position. His proposed policy change about accepting transfusions in private not only conflicts with the Witnesses' fundamental beliefs but it promotes hypocrisy. In addition, Muramoto's arguments about pressure to conform and coerced disclosure of private information misrepresent the beliefs and practices of Jehovah's Witnesses and ignore the element of individual conscience. In short, Muramoto resorts to distortion and uncorroborated assertions in his effort to portray a matter of religious faith as a matter of medical ethical debate.  (+info)

Informed consent for emergency contraception: variability in hospital care of rape victims. (2/41)

There is growing concern that rape victims are not provided with emergency contraceptives in many hospital emergency rooms, particularly in Catholic hospitals. In a small pilot study, we examined policies and practices relating to providing information, prescriptions, and pregnancy prophylaxis in emergency rooms. We held structured telephone interviews with emergency department personnel in 58 large urban hospitals, including 28 Catholic hospitals, from across the United States. Our results showed that some Catholic hospitals have policies that prohibit the discussion of emergency contraceptives with rape victims, and in some of these hospitals, a victim would learn about the treatment only by asking. Such policies and practices are contrary to Catholic teaching. More seriously, they undermine a victim's right to information about her treatment options and jeopardize physicians' fiduciary responsibility to act in their patients' best interests. We suggest that institutions must reevaluate their restrictive policies. If they fail to do so, we believe that state legislation requiring hospitals to meet the standard of care for treatment of rape victims is appropriate.  (+info)

Medical paternalism and the fetus. (3/41)

A number of developments in the medical field have changed the debate about the ethics of abortion. These developments include: advances in fetal physiology, the increase in neonatal intensive care and the survival rates of premature infants. This paper discusses the idea of selective termination and the effects that these decisions have on disabled people of today. It presents a critique of the counselling services that are provided for the parents of a disabled fetus and discusses how this is viewed from a social perspective. The article ends with an argument that the mother deserves to be autonomous in the decision of abortion. The easiest and most fair way to develop her autonomy is to consider the relationship between a professional and a mother as an expert-expert relationship. Here both parties are considered experts in diagnostic information, treatment options, possibilities, and their history, family roots, philosophy and way of life, respectively.  (+info)

The place for individual conscience. (4/41)

From a liberationist, feminist, and Catholic point of view, this article attempts to understand the decision of abortion. People are constantly testing their principles and values against the question of abortion. Advances in technology, the rise of communitarianism and the rejection of individualism, and the commodification of children are factors in the way in which the abortion debate is being constructed in society. The paper offers solutions to end the ugliness of the abortion debate by suggesting that we would be able to progress further on the issue of abortion if we looked for the good in the opposing viewpoint. The article continues with a discussion of Catholics For a Free Choice's position on abortion, and notes firstly that there is no firm position within the Catholic Church on when the fetus becomes a person; secondly that the principle of probablism in Roman Catholicism holds that where the church cannot speak definitively on a matter of fact (in this case, on the personhood of the fetus), the consciences of individual Catholics must be primary and respected, and thirdly that the absolute prohibition on abortion by the church is not infallible. In conclusion, only the woman herself can make the abortion decision.  (+info)

Personal view.(5/41)

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Artificial feeding for severely disoriented, elderly patients. (6/41)

The issue of artificial feeding for patients with dementia who refuse feeding by hand is a wrenching emotional problem that can cloud clinical judgement. It is helpful to apply an analytic approach to decision making. There are five steps: gathering a comprehensive clinical database; defining the goal of treatment; knowing the treatment options available, their burdens and potential benefits; understanding the law; and defining the moral framework in which care is being given. Such an approach can be used to formulate a plan of treatment in the best interests of incompetent elderly patients who cannot speak for themselves.  (+info)

The contribution of embarrassment to phobic dental anxiety: a qualitative research study. (7/41)

BACKGROUND: Embarrassment is emphasized, yet scantily described as a factor in extreme dental anxiety or phobia. Present study aimed to describe details of social aspects of anxiety in dental situations, especially focusing on embarrassment phenomena. METHODS: Subjects (Ss) were consecutive specialist clinic patients, 16 men, 14 women, 20-65 yr, who avoided treatment mean 12.7 yr due to anxiety. Electronic patient records and transcribed initial assessment and exit interviews were analyzed using QSR"N4" software to aid in exploring contexts related to social aspects of dental anxiety and embarrassment phenomena. Qualitative findings were co-validated with tests of association between embarrassment intensity ratings, years of treatment avoidance, and mouth-hiding behavioral ratings. RESULTS: Embarrassment was a complaint in all but three cases. Chief complaints in the sample: 30% had fear of pain; 47% cited powerlessness in relation to dental social situations, some specific to embarrassment and 23% named co-morbid psychosocial dysfunction due to effects of sexual abuse, general anxiety, gagging, fainting or panic attacks. Intense embarrassment was manifested in both clinical and non-clinical situations due to poor dental status or perceived neglect, often (n = 9) with fear of negative social evaluation as chief complaint. These nine cases were qualitatively different from other cases with chief complaints of social powerlessness associated with conditioned distrust of dentists and their negative behaviors. The majority of embarrassed Ss to some degree inhibited smiling/laughing by hiding with lips, hands or changed head position. Secrecy, taboo-thinking, and mouth-hiding were associated with intense embarrassment. Especially after many years of avoidance, embarrassment phenomena lead to feelings of self-punishment, poor self-image/esteem and in some cases personality changes in a vicious circle of anxiety and avoidance. Embarrassment intensity ratings were positively correlated with years of avoidance and degree of mouth-hiding behaviors. CONCLUSIONS: Embarrassment is a complex dental anxiety manifestation with qualitative differences by complaint characteristics and perceived intensity. Some cases exhibited manifestations similar to psychiatric criteria for social anxiety disorder as chief complaint, while most manifested embarrassment as a side effect.  (+info)

Aaron O. Wells, MD and the Medical Committee for Human Rights: reflections on a life of conscience. (8/41)

The southern civil rights movement compelled Dr. Aaron Wells and other doctors to find ways to use their skills in support of that movement. Through the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR), healthcare workers provided a medical presence for civil rights protesters in the south during the 1960s. Formed at a time when racial segregation in professional medical associations, hospitals, and medical education was common, the MCHR also highlighted race-based inequities in American medicine. Dr. Wells, a man who lives a life of activism, was the first national president of the MCHR. During the summer of 2002, nearly 40 years after the founding of MCHR, Wells was interviewed about his experiences. Those reminiscences are the basis of this article.  (+info)

This entry will expound the main features of the notion of conscience as it is used in philosophical discussion, religious teaching and in common language alike. The perspective adopted here will be theoretical, rather than historical. The entry focuses on the Western tradition and some examples are drawn from Christian sources. The entry is structured around four possible, but not mutually exclusive, ways of conceptualizing conscience. These will be preceded by an introductory section outlining the pluralistic, morally neutral and subjective nature of the concept of conscience. The four main aspects of conscience that will be described are the following. Section 2 discusses conscience as a faculty for self-knowledge and self-assessment. Section 3 presents the epistemic aspect of conscience that allows the formation of moral beliefs, distinguishing the different possible sources of moral principles that inform such beliefs. In section 4, conscience will be described as a motivational force or as the
Of course all of this argument was predicated on the assumption that inculpably mistaken conscience gives rise to duties, and perhaps a reader may want to now revisit that assumption. But I think the assumption is true, leaving us with the conclusion that mistaken conscience gives rise to duties whether or not the mistake is culpable.. Now lets turn the case about. Suppose that both Fred and Sally follow their respective mistaken consciences and therefore embezzle. What should we say? Should we say that they did nothing wrong? It seems we shouldnt say that they did nothing wrong, for if they did nothing wrong then their consciences werent mistaken, which they were. So lets accept (though I have a long-shot idea that Ive talked about elsewhere that might get out of this) that they both did wrong. Thus, as in Mark Murphys account of conscience, they were in the unhappy position that whatever they did would be wrong: by embezzling they defraud their employer and by not embezzling they violate ...
1. . . . pharmacists do not have the right to deny the publics right to obtain legal professional services. Archer, Frank, Religious Conscience Should not Outweigh Professional Obligations to Patients. National Post, 18 July, 2010. (Accessed 2012-03-07). 2. The President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario offered the following comment during a controversy about freedom of conscience in medicine: In our society, we all pay taxes for this medical system to receive services . . . And if a citizen or taxpayer goes to access those services and they are blocked from receiving legitimate services by a physician, we dont feel thats acceptable. Laidlaw, Stuart,Does faith have a place in medicine? Toronto Star, 18 September, 2008. (Accessed 2012-03-05). 3. Cook RJ, Dickens BM, In Response. J.Obstet Gyanecol Can, February, 2004; 26(2)112.. 4. Cook RJ, Dickens BM, Access to emergency contraception [letter] J.Obstet Gynaecol Can 2004; 26(8):706. 5. Dr. James Robert Brown, a ...
Chair Joe Pitts (R-PA) said, On August 3, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] issued an interim final rule that would require nearly all private health plans to cover contraception and sterilization as part of their preventive services for women. While the rule does include a religious exemption, many entities feel that it is inadequate and violates their conscience rights by forcing them to provide coverage for services for which they have a moral or ethical objection. The religious employer exemption allowed under the preventive services rule - at the discretion of the HRSA [Health Resources and Services Administration] - is very narrow. And the definition offers no conscience protection to individuals, schools, hospitals, or charities that hire or serve people of all faiths in their communities. It is ironic that the proponents of the health care law talked about the need to expand access to services, but the administration issues rules that could force providers to stop ...
Conscience Protections For Health Care Personnel In Illinois last week, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 1564 (full text), amending the states Health Care Right of Conscience Act. The new Act requires health care facilities to adopt written protocols that assure conscience-based objections by medical personnel will not
Available in CD or Digital DownloadWhether we heed conscience or not is our choice, but resulting karmas are binding upon us. Living by conscience rather than intellect.Sample Audio ...
The big news this week comes from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights and deals with conscience rights. HHS issued an updated rule that will apply to all programs funded in whole or in part by the department. In January 2018, following the launch of its new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division, HHS announced the proposed conscience rule. OCR received over 242,000 public comments and analyzed and carefully considered all comments submitted from the public on the proposed conscience regulation before finalizing it.. This final rule, implemented this week, replaces a 2011 rule and ensures that HHS implements the full set of tools appropriate for enforcing the conscience protections passed by Congress. These federal laws protect providers, individuals, and other health care entities from having to provide, participate in, pay for, provide coverage of, or refer for, services such as abortion, sterilization, or assisted suicide. It also includes conscience ...
It s about conscience, stupid; not consciousness Why has the English language not coined a word that speaks to the concept of conscience without the confusi...
Of course, conscience is the consciousness of the moral right or wrong of ones own acts or motives. This is not about consciousness in a sense of being aware that youre conscious, nor is it about whether you believe there is a such thing as right or wrong due to label & title beliefs...it is about the question: Was you born into this world with a sense of conscience or did you learn it from your surroundings and/or surrounding influential beings and/or environmental fear factors, such as thunder, for example, that may have scared you into a state of thinking there may be some other ultimate form of order? Whats the difference? Mother nature or your parents? The question may seem simple when first read, but it all depends on how far your memory can go back ...
La méditation de pleine conscience (ou mindfulness) est un état de conscience modifié, issu de la tradition religieuse de lInde antique, hindouiste et bouddhiste. Elle est récemment devenue une pratique méditative laïcisée et occidentale, et sinscrit dans de nombreux programmes thérapeutiques. Il sagit dune pratique méditative, centrée sur linstant présent, dans lacceptation de lexpérience et sans porter de jugement. En raison de ses caractéristiques intrinsèques, la méditation pourrait être bénéfique aux patients souffrant de trouble de stress post-traumatique. Bien que ce trouble soit le plus souvent dévolution favorable, il persiste chez près de 20 % des patients au-delà de 5 ans, avec un risque important de développer des comorbidités telles que la dépression ou le trouble de lusage. Les psychothérapies centrées sur le traumatisme sont proposées en première ligne, mais sont pour encore un bon nombre de patients insuffisantes. Lobjectif de ce travail est de
The overall purpose of this thesis is to investigate whether there is an association between stress of conscience - that is, stress related to a troubled conscience - and burnout, and to obtain an enhanced understanding of factors related to stress of conscience and burnout in healthcare. Of the four studies included, one uses qualitative research methods and the others use quantitative research methods. The data are based on cross-sectional questionnaire studies (I, II, and IV) and open-ended interviews (III).. We could find no existing suitable instrument for measuring troubled conscience in healthcare, and so we constructed and tested the Stress of Conscience Questionnaire (SCQ) (I), a nine-item instrument for assessing stressful situations and the degree to which they trouble the conscience. We included 164 participants in the pilot studies, an additional 444 in the main analysis, and 55 in the test-retest verification. Participants had various occupational backgrounds and were ...
Food and mealtimes should be adapted to the older persons individual needs and desires, a fact that is often ignored in favour of a functional mealtime organisation. This study was grounded in participatory action research (PAR), and the aim of the study was to illuminate a PAR process to assist care providers in constructively dealing with their troubled conscience generated from perceived shortcomings in providing an individualised meal schedule in residential care for older people. Care providers and their manager participated in twelve PAR sessions. The participants troubled conscience was eased by reflecting on and sharing their thoughts about their perception of a lack of individualised meal schedule and a lack of opportunities for meaningful interventions. The researchers in PAR became the bridge between the care providers and the management that was needed to improve individualised mealtime schedule. This study pinpoints how difficult it can be to make small changes in a rigid ...
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The driving force that impelled Newman along the path of conversion was conscience. But what does this mean? In modern thinking, the word conscience signifies that for moral and religious questions, it is the subjective dimension, the individual, that constitutes the final authority for decision. The world is divided into the realms of the objective and the subjective. To the objective realm belong things that can be calculated and verified by experiment. Religion and morals fall outside the scope of these methods and are therefore considered to lie within the subjective realm. Here, it is said, there are in the final analysis no objective criteria. The ultimate instance that can decide here is therefore the subject alone, and precisely this is what the word conscience expresses: in this realm only the individual, with his intuitions and experiences, can decide. Newmans understanding of conscience is diametrically opposed to this. For him, conscience means mans capacity for truth: the ...
Michael Cook reports that new legislation in Victoria, Australia, decriminalises abortion and forces doctors with a conscientious objection to refer a woman to a doctor who will do an abortion. In the event of an emergency abortion . . . regardless of their moral qualms, doctors must do [an abortion] themselves. Victorian nurses will be in an even worse predicament. They must participate in an abortion if ordered by their boss. The same scenario, in a somewhat softer version, is being played out in the United States and Canada. Here, codes of professional conduct or regulations, rather than legislation, are being proposed to limit freedom of conscience rights with respect to abortion.
When dealing with matters of conscience, knowledge of material facts is not the only consideration for good judgment. Moral conscience demands that facts be viewed, ordered and prioritized in light of the principles that distinguish right from wrong and good actions from bad. Where conscience is concerned, information is a term that cannot be understood without reference to those principles, and the substantive process of deliberation through which a conscientious person translates them into decision and action. When a conscientious individual changes his mind about a matter of conscience, our respect for his integrity demands an explanation that justifies the change in terms of this moral due process.. This is especially true when dealing with the issues of deep moral consequence that confront this generation of Americans. Though its often ignored these days, good conscience is an essential component of happiness. The people who agitate for abortion rights and gay rights do so at least in ...
The history of protection of conscience in America is directly relevant to the protection of rights of conscience of health care providers in three ways. First, protection for rights of conscience underlie and historically preceded the First Amendment. In June, 1776, even before the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Declaration of Rights provided, inter alia, that all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience . . . . After centuries of government support for the state church in Virginia, the Baptists led a petition campaign demanding that every tax upon conscience . . . be abolished. In 1779, Thomas Jefferson introduced his Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in the Virginia Legislature (House of Burgesses). It declared that to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical. (If Jefferson thought that about merely funding things against ones ...
Although some healthcare professionals have the legal right to conscientiously object to authorise or perform certain lawful medical services, they have an associated duty to provide the patient with enough information to seek out another professional willing to authorise or provide the service (the duty to refer). Does the duty to refer morally undermine the professionals conscientious objection (CO)? I narrow my discussion to the National Health Service in Britain, and the case of a general practitioner (GP) being asked by a pregnant woman to authorise an abortion. I will be careful not to enter the debate about whether abortion should be legalised, or the debate about whether CO should be permitted-I will take both as given. I defend the objecting GPs duty to refer against those I call the conscience absolutists, who would claim that if a state is serious enough in permitting the GPs objection in the first place (as is the UK), then it has to recognise the right to withhold any ...
The court also dismissed the states argument that such a rule was necessary in order to ensure access to what the states lawyers referred to as emergency contraception. It did so by noting that the state was unable to point out even one instance of any person who had ever been unable to obtain emergency contraception because of a pharmacists religious objection.. The pro-life pharmacy owners were represented, in part, by Francis Manion, Senior Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. He summed up the magnitude of the victory by stating, Todays decision is a major victory for the rights of conscience. After six long years of litigaton, our clients have finally prevailed against a state government determined to coerce them and all pro-life pharmacists into violating their deeply held religious beliefs or give up their livelihoods. Judge Belzs decision makes clear that both Illinois state law and the First Amendment will not permit this. ...
Pascal follows Saint Augustine when he insists here that the resemblances between pagan and Christian morality are merely apparent, so that the moral quality of outwardly similar acts is radically AMBIVALENT ATTITUDE TOWARD NATURAL MORALITY 31 Once again the contrast is worked in to discredit Jesuit moral theology by showing that it is based upon natural principles. The extract implies that such virtues as pagan ethical teaching may produce, when judged by the Christian criterion, will not be seen as real virtues at all. E. IV, p. 311. Et ainsi, ... un seul docteur peut toumer les consciences et les bouleverser a son gre, ... C. , G. E. IV, p. 310. •. vous avez bien mis ceux qui suivent vos opinions probables en assurance a legard de Dieu et de la conscience; ... C. p. E. V, p. 50. ... les cas de conscience ... C. V, p. 51 Cest par cette subtilite de conscience quit a prouve ... C. pp. E. V, p. 382. C. p. V, p. 386. C. p. E. VI, p. 28. ... les questions de la contrition, ...
Religious freedom, I argued in my Notes on Religious Freedom, is not a special kind of liberty but one of a broader set of freedoms of conscience, belief, assembly and action. Whatever ones beliefs, secular or religious, there should be complete freedom to express them, short of inciting violence or other forms of physical harm to…
What has led to the diminished role for practical reason in the way the bishops understand conscience? Two key conceptual matters come to mind, both taken from concerns laid down by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. One is the sharp opposition to the creative conscience outlined by John Paul II in the 1993 papal encyclical called Veritatis Splendor. In that document, John Paul criticized any number of developments in Catholic moral theology including one that argued that consciences use of practical reason in the face of a host of particulars could lay the basis for claiming occasional exceptions to the otherwise universal mandate of the moral law. But the pope said that this view of the creative possibilities of conscience had things precisely backwards. Its not the creative use of practical reason that should determine what is morally required in a particular situation. Rather, its the moral law-requiring meticulous observance, as John Paul put it-that determines what reason ...
It goes something like this: Dear Christians, thank you for feeding, housing, and caring for the poor, but unless you do it in the manner we prefer, advancing the worldview we prefer - even to the point of adopting the personnel policies we demand - we will use all the power of law and public shame to bring you into compliance. Well pass laws that violate your conscience. Well call you bigots or misogynists when you resist. And all the while, the fact that you actually do serve and sustain (physically and spiritually) millions of Americans will be lost and ignored.. This is how activists justify tossing from campus Christian groups that do an immense of amount of good works simply because they dont consent to being led by a lesbian who doesnt believe in their statement of faith. This is how legislators pass laws that will reduce the number of adoption agencies rather than allow Catholic or other Christian agencies to follow their most basic principles when placing children in loving homes. ...
This book demonstrates that not only is it possible to create entities with both consciousness and conscience, but that those entities demonstrate them in ways different from our own, thereby showing a new kind of consciousness.
Qualifying conscience protections for institutions with requirements that they minimize hardship caused to the patient would prevent religious institutions from acting as a choke point on the path to services. Virtual Mentor is a monthly bioethics journal published by the American Medical Association.
Surgical conscience is the professional behaviour that demonstrates understanding and application of principles of surgical technology and legal, ethical,
The current controversy over insurance coverage of contraceptives is the latest chapter in the long and often bitter history of conflicts between the right to follow ones conscience and the demands of society.
New testimonies of student conscientious objection to animal experiments in education and training, provided by Dr Lisa Elsner and Dr Anya Yushchenko, are now online on the InterNICHE website http://www.interniche.org . Both now professional veterinarians, Dr Elsner (Australia) and Dr Yushchenko (Ukraine and Canada) describe their successful campaigns as students against harmful animal use and the strategies employed to implement progressive, humane alternative methods. In particular, this included the alternative approach of working with animal patients instead of performing terminal animal labs for veterinary clinical skills and surgery training. Read the new testimonies here: http://www.interniche.org/conscientious/testimonies/lisa_elsner http://www.interniche.org/conscientious/testimonies/anya_yushchenko They contribute to an existing collection of over 20 others, available at http://www.interniche.org/en/conscientious/testimonies . Further testimonies from students and trainees from across ...
Palestinian Political Prisoners and People of Conscience By Eileen Fleming. Al-Jazeerah, CCUN, May 15, 2012. Maybe Israel dodged a bullet on the 64th anniversary of Al Nakba Day, which was nearly a month after 2,000 Palestinian political prisoners began a hunger strike, which ended Monday night upon reaching an agreement with the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) to attain certain core demands. Two of the hunger strikers have not eaten for 78 days and thats eight days longer than IRA prisoner Bobby Sands, when he died on his strike in 1981. Bilal Diab and Thaer Halahleh have said they will not start eating again until their administrative detentions are lifted. Both men are members of Islamic Jihad, but they were never charged with anything, and its still not clear why theyre still being held or if, they will be released.. Among the demands raised in the collective hunger strike, included an end to the IPS abusive use of isolation for SECURITY reasons.. Juan E. M ndez, the Special Rapporteur on ...
This page contains the abstract Commentary: Is EBM Damaging the Social Conscience of Chiropractic? http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/ABSTRACTS/Is_EBM_Damaging.shtml
His father thought it so vulgar of his son to write a book in Dutch that he evicted him, and the celebrated novelist of the future started for Antwerp, with a fortune which was strictly confined to two francs and a bundle of clothes. An old schoolfriend found him in a street and took him home. Soon people of standing, amongst them the painter Gustaf Wappers, showed interest in the unfortunate young man. Wappers even gave him a suit of clothes and eventually presented him to King Leopold I, who ordered the Wonderjaer to be added to the libraries of every Belgian school. But it was with Leopolds patronage that Conscience published his second book, Fantasy, in 1837. A small appointment in the provincial archives relieved him from the actual pressure of want, and, in 1838, he made his first great success with the historical novel De Leeuw van Vlaenderen (The Lion of Flanders), which still holds its place as one of his masterpieces, the influence of which extended far beyond the literary sphere. ...
Every philosopher (e.g. scientist) is slave of some formalism and tends to apply it as much as possible to any reality aspects. This is indeed a form of bias and my bias, recently, is that I tend to interpret everything in terms of bias/variance… So why not pushing this to the extreme and applying it to nothing less than the hardest issue of science and philosophy? conscience, as simple as that…. In particular I will aim here to address issues like: does conscience exist really, what is its function, may robots have one, and so on…. Lets go straight to the end of my reasoning: we could use the bias/variance formalism, useful to describe any learning procedure, to support the idea that conscience is not only an epiphenomenon but rather a necessary component of every rational cognitive process. In particular conscience is required for interacting with a complex multivariate, multi agent and uncertain reality where the criterion of effectiveness/success of such interaction is complex, ...
Violence in Ireland and Christian conscience by Cahal B. Daly; 1 edition; First published in 1973; Subjects: Violence; Places: Northern Ireland
When I was a little boy, I thought everyone was like me. Now Im a big boy (am too! youre a mean fartypants), I know differently. Actually, when I say I thought everyone was like me, it was really more of an assumption. I actually hadnt given it any thought at all. You know how…
When I was a little boy, I thought everyone was like me. Now Im a big boy (am too! youre a mean fartypants), I know differently. Actually, when I say I thought everyone was like me, it was really more of an assumption. I actually hadnt given it any thought at all. You know how…
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A United Nations independent expert today welcomed the latest presidential amnesty releasing a number of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar, and called on authorities to continue this systematic liberation without conditions, stressing that this is key for the countrys democratic transition and reconciliation process.
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By Barbara Starr (CNN) -- Deep inside the militarys special operations forces there is a crisis of conscience unfolding. The publication of No Easy Day, a former Navy SEALs account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is forcing many to rethink a fundamental point of military honor.
By Barbara Starr (CNN) -- Deep inside the militarys special operations forces there is a crisis of conscience unfolding. The publication of No Easy Day, a former Navy SEALs account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is forcing many to rethink a fundamental point of military honor.
Several reasons have been posed against the existence of conscience. Let us criticize them:. 1- The function of the conscience is not general: Some believe that if the conscience were universally original - in other words, if all human beings possessed it - why does it not show in all of them? Could anyone imagine someone like Genghis Khan having a conscience?. We must respond by saying that there are many instincts in humans about which people are highly diverse in possessing, using and fulfilling, such as the sexual instinct, emotions, curiosity and lots of others. Even the absence of some non-instinctive mental activities or a spiritual phenomenon cannot imply that an individual is basically devoid of it.. 2- Differences in the functions of the conscience in human beings: Some say that if the conscience is to be original, why is there so much diversity among people in its functions? Various functions for the conscience cannot defy its existence, as the existence of brutally savage human ...
As most of you will already know, the New South Wales parliament recently passed legislation abolishing the right to conscientiously object to vaccination for the purpose of enrolment in early education services in that state. The law takes effect on 01 January 2018.. However, as the law applies only to those enrolments on or after that date, and not existing enrolments, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated children may still be enrolled up until 31 December 2017, even if the placement does not commence until 2018.. So, if you were considering enrolling your child in an early education service next year, please ensure the enrolment is finalised before the end of this year.. How to Register a Conscientious Objection to Vaccination. The Interim Vaccination Objection Form for the purpose of enrolment in NSW Child Care Centres is available from the NSW Health website. You should download and print a copy from the website and bring it to a consultation with a GP or authorised nurse immuniser. The ...
by Ginger Taylor HHS establishes a new Conscience and Religious Freedom (CRF) Division within its Office for Civil Rights, holds livestream today, Jan 18th at 10:30am EST. The religious rights of families in Mississippi, California and West Virginia, along with...
At worst Guru was facilitator in the crime and not a part of directly perpetrating the crime, and the evidence against him was mere circumstantial and that the police lied about the time and place of arrest, fabricated evidence including arrest memos and extracted false confessions. Court noted that Guru was not a member of any banned organization, Court ruled The conviction under section 3 (2) of POTA is set aside. The conviction under section 3 (5) of POTA is also set aside because there is no evidence that he is a member of a terrorist organization, once the confessional statement is excluded. Incidentally, we may mention that even going by confessional statement, it is doubtful whether the membership of a terrorist gang or organization is established. Further that since The incident, which resulted in heavy casualties, had shaken the entire nation and the collective conscience of the society will only be satisfied if capital punishment is awarded to the offender. So does it mean that the ...
A new essay with Joshua Rust.. In the first part, we summarize our empirical research on the moral behavior of ethics professors.. In the second part, we consider five possible explanations of our finding that ethics professors behave, on average, no better than do other professors.. Explanation 1: Philosophical moral reflection has no material impact on real-world moral behavior. Jonathan Haidt has called the view that explicit moral reflection does have a substantial effect on ones behavior the rationalist delusion.. Explanation 2: Philosophical moral reflection influences real world moral behavior, but only in very limited domains of professional focus. Those domains are sufficiently narrow and limited that existing behavioral measures cant unequivocally detect them. Also, possibly, any improvement in such narrow domains might be cancelled out, in terms of overall moral behavior, by psychological factors like moral licensing or ego depletion.. Explanation 3: Philosophical moral reflection ...
6. Am I at peace with this decision? To act out of an unresolved doubt or a troubled conscience is destructive to the person. One can identify a right choice in advance of the action by the peace of mind and soul the decision brings, and a wrong choice by the guilt in initiates. One should of course be sure by consulting of sources (step 2 above) that one is not acting out of false conscience, scrupulosity, or unhealthy guilt. Anxiety (What would my mother say?) or bravado (I wish X could see me now!) might indicate such unreadiness to take this action because it shows a morbid excitement rather than a sense of legitimate pleasure in expressing ones deepest self. The importance of a well-formed conscience is obvious. It is the result of education and a habit of right choices. It is more like a developed skill, such as aesthetic taste, than an infused gift. Though one should never act in bad faith, there comes a time when the moral calculus must end, and one can act, in good faith, though not ...
People wrote; when Stalin would be faced with a difficult situation, which was not solved by consultation, he would visit Lenins grave. He would stay there until his problem was solved. This materialists conscience did not believe that Lenins soul was dead. If he did, why would he go to Lenins grave? Why would he ask help from Lenin? Why do others build monuments over the graves of unknown soldiers and then respect them? Their consciences testify to the fact that there is a God and that there is life after death. If revelation did not exist, this is what mans conscience or divine disposition would do.. The problem is this: if this is so clear why does most of mankind reject it?. The answer to this question is found in chapter Qiyāmat:. Rather man desires to go on living viciously.6. For this reason they overlook every truth. If one wants to enjoy power he must overlook his responsibilities. If he does not do this he will realize that he is a servant of Allah and has responsibilities that ...
Why do I know more things than other people? Why, in fact, am I so clever? I have never pondered over questions that are not questions. I have never squandered my strength. Of actual religious difficulties, for instance, I have no experience. I have never known what it is to feel sinful. In the same way I completely lack any reliable criterion for ascertaining what constitutes a prick of conscience: from all accounts a prick of conscience does not seem to be a very estimable thing.... Once it was done I should hate to leave an action of mine in the lurch; I should prefer completely to omit the evil outcome, the consequences, from the problem concerning the value of an action. In the face of evil consequences one is too ready to lose the proper standpoint from which ones deed ought to be considered. A prick of conscience strikes me as a sort of evil eye. Something that has failed should be honoured all the more jealously, precisely because it has failed-this is much more in keeping with my ...
When I last wrote about this issue, I was furious about one of Ws last power grabs before the White House door knocked his ass on the way out. Im talking about his sneaky attempt to unnecessarily broaden the so-called rule of conscience, which I believe would result in greater restrictions for women seeking competent unbiased…
The Trump administrations new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety. This rule is listing things that are not scientifically validated, and in some cases things that are wrong, to try to justify a decision that is not in the best interests of women and society, said Dr. Hal Lawrence, CEO of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a professional society representing womens health specialists.. Two recently issued rules - one addressing religious objections and the other, moral objections - allow more employers to opt out of covering birth control as a preventive benefit for women under the Obama health care law. Although the regulations ultimately address matters of individual conscience and religious teaching, they also dive into medical research and scholarly studies on birth control.. Its on the science ...
The bill language is similar to that embodied in Section 1557 of the ACA, which had generated a regulatory scheme that undermines conscience protections in health care delivery.[REF] The bills language, however, is broader and more direct.[REF] It provides HHS with broad authority to change or modify the national benefits package. In the absence of conscience protections-combined with a reigning assumption that federal officials government-approved morality automatically trumps the moral, ethical, or religious convictions of physicians and patients- the provision invites even greater cultural and political polarization. It is reasonable to assume that the government health plan could require medical professionals to participate in a number of practices to which they would have profound moral or religious objections, including abortion, the provision of abortifacients, gender-reassignment surgeries, and even physician-assisted suicide, which is being aggressively promoted as an appropriate ...
Scrupulosity is a modern-day psychological problem that echoes a traditional use of the term scruples in a religious context, e.g. by Catholics, to mean obsessive concern with ones own sins and compulsive performance of religious devotion.[12] This use of the term dates to the 12th century.[13] Several historical and religious figures suffered from doubts of sin, and expressed their pains. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, wrote After I have trodden upon a cross formed by two straws ... there comes to me from without a thought that I have sinned ... this is probably a scruple and temptation suggested by the enemy.[10] Alphonsus Liguori, the Redemptorists founder, wrote of it as groundless fear of sinning that arises from erroneous ideas.[13] Although the condition was lifelong for Loyola and Liguori,[14][15] Thérèse of Lisieux stated that she recovered from her condition after 18 months, writing One would have to pass through this martyrdom to understand it well, and for me ...
Because the Supreme Court refused to consider the case, the appeals court ruling stands and the law remains in effect. This could limit the conscience rights of pharmacists throughout the state of Washington (49 other states already allow pharmacists to refer patients to other stores when they dont keep a drug in stock).. What just happened?. The Supreme Court refused to hear a case, Stormans v. Wiesman, that challenges a Washington law requiring pharmacists to dispense abortifacient drugs even when doing so would violate their religious beliefs.. What was the case about?. According to the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, in 2007 the Washington State Board of Pharmacy passed new regulations-drafted by Planned Parenthood-making it illegal to refer patients to neighboring pharmacies for reasons of conscience, despite allowing them to refer patients elsewhere for a wide variety of business, economic, or convenience reasons.. Two individual pharmacists and the owners of a family owned pharmacy ...
Today the average price of a first trimester abortion (88 percent of abortions) is $468,[15] increasing after that by about $100 for each additional week of pregnancy. Abortions after 24 weeks (0.08 percent) are the most expensive-the procedures themselves are more complicated, some take two days necessitating an overnight stay. If women have to travel long distances to obtain an abortion (often due to the provider shortage) they incur additional expenses. Lynne Randall, the director of the Consortium of Planned Parenthood Abortion Providers (caps), estimates that first trimester abortions would cost $1,000-more than double the going rate- if they had kept up with medical inflation.[16] Advocates had anticipated that medical abortion would be less costly, but this has not been the case. In most markets, the price of medical and first trimester surgical abortion is the same. This is partly a reflection of the actual cost to the clinics when all of the relevant overheads are factored in. While ...
AJC Mourns Passing of Representative John Lewis, Our Nations Moral ConsciencePR NewswireNEW YORK, July 18, 2020NEW YORK, July 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- American Jewish Committee (AJC) mourns the passing of Congressman John Lewis (GA-5), the civil rights giant who worked closely with the Rev., and
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A court in the capital Astana banned Tabligh Jamaat in Kazakhstan as extremist in February 2013. Until the movement was banned, it used to send members on short-term missions to other towns and villages where they slept in mosques and addressed local Muslims, both door to door and in the mosque, a close observer of the movement in Central Asia told Forum 18. Male adherents are often identified by their beards and wearing of South Asian clothing. If Muslims are thought by the authorities to agree with some of Tabligh Jamaats teachings or practices, possess religious books often used in the movement, or meet others close to the movement, this can be enough to trigger a criminal prosecution (see F18News 12 December 2014 http://www.forum18.org ...
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In a report from the European Commission on 12 January 2011, the European Commission stated that: The Commission is committed to contributing, in line with its responsibilities, to the promotion of the memory of the crimes committed by totalitarian regimes in Europe.[35]. On 29 March 2011, a public hearing on What do Young Europeans know about Totalitarianisms? took place in the European Parliament, hosted by the European Peoples Party under the patronage of the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union, and organised by MEPs Sandra Kalniete, László Tőkés and Milan Zver.[36] The purpose of the hearing was to focus on the importance to provide objective and comprehensive information about the totalitarian past, as public discourse can lead to a better, deeper understanding of our shared history and a greater feeling of unity.[37] László Tőkés MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament (EPP), said in his address during the hearing that: War crimes, genocide and mass ...
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Action, Volition et Conscience. Léquipe Action, Volition et Consciousness (AVoC) apporte des problématiques novatrices concernant les fonctions supérieures non spécifiques à une modalité liées à la perception et à la motricité chez ladulte. Léquipe AVoC souhaite notamment développer trois thèmes majeurs : Le contrôle des mouvements volontaires et stimulus-driven, la plasticité perceptive et la réciprocité sensation-action, une approche clinique et expérimentale de la conscience et de lattention. Le premier thème concerne les fonctions et le substrat neuronal contrôlant linteraction avec lenvironnement (activité sensorimotrice ou actions idéomotrices). Les travaux du second thème questionnent la possibilité daméliorer les capacités perceptives et les performances sensorimotrices par lutilisation des dispositifs de réalité augmentée et de substitution sensorielle. La troisième thématique proposera de nouvelles idées concernant linterrelation entre ...
Human Rights Watch and the Moroccan Association for Human Rights said in a joint statement on Wednesday those arrested over the past five months include students, artists, citizen journalists and social media commentators and are facing such charges as showing a lack of due respect for the king, defaming state institutions and offending public officials.. According to the statement, some of those detained have targeted the wealth and lifestyle of King Mohammed VI, contrasting it with what they perceive as the states failure to guarantee basic rights and economic opportunities for young Moroccans.. Others encouraged people to participate in protests against socio-economic injustice, the rights groups added, Presstv reported.. The rights groups said prosecutions were being conducted under the criminal law rather than the four-year-old Press and Publications Law so the courts can hand down jail terms where they saw fit.. Ahmed Benchemsi, HRWs Middle East and North Africa communications ...
Priests for Life has retained noted civil rights attorney Charles LiMandri of San Diego to represent them in their lawsuit against Obama. LiMandri achieved national distinction by saving the famous Mt. Soledad Cross - a historic war memorial that had been erected on public property many decades ago, which local atheists sought to have torn down. He has also fought for the rights of San Diego firefighters who were forced to participate in a vulgar gay pride parade against their will or else face termination. He was also the General Counsel for the National Organization for Marriage--California during the successful Proposition 8 Campaign to save traditional marriage.. ...
This level of social awareness was thought to have originated about 50 thousand years ago among our thickset cousins the Neanderthals. The jawbone pushes the date for collaborative survival way back - about 175 and 200 thousand years ago. It suggests pre-Neanderthals had significant elements of fully human behaviour, says Chris Stringer an archaeologist at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. But it doesnt tell us exactly when caring for other group members first evolved. Until recently the social sophistication needed for group members to care one another was thought to have arisen with our direct ancestors, the early modern humans. Discoveries of elderly and diseased Neanderthals showed that they were looking out for each other around 50,000 years ago. Markings on worn teeth from the same site suggest that pre-Neanderthals, like their Neanderthal descendants, were particularly dependent on their teeth for survival, using them to scrape off meat and crush bones. The lack of stone tools ...
While Chile has taken a step closer towards legalizing divorce, the church hierarchy has indicated that it will not end its fight against the bill. Final passage of the bill will leave only two countries, Malta and the Philippines, where divorce will still be illegal. The bill may become law in early 2004, and was finally passed after six years of struggle, despite polls consistently showing that up to 70 percent of Chileans support an easing of the divorce law. The bill still presents many problems, especially related to the waiting periods involved. In order to get divorced by mutual consent, couples will have to wait three years, but if the divorce is contested, the waiting period rises to five years. However, if one of the petitioners can show that the other is, for example, gay or an alcoholic, they will be able to get a divorce much more quickly. The hierarchy of the Catholic church fought the bill through parliament and is expected to lobby heavily before it is signed into law. The church ...
The task is one of casuistry, and only a simpleton legalist would think that figuring these things out is easy or automatic. But then, because some of the situations are difficult, and wise men leave space for differences of opinion, it is assumed that all such situations are equally complicated and that it is necessary to leave that same room to differ. But let me give you a short list of such things, some of which I think should be discussed charitably-for are these things not complicated?-and others of which I think the preacher should only address from the pulpit if he is willing to throw his necktie over his shoulder while hopping around in a denunciatory fashion.. Using birth control. Yoga pants on people who cant afford to be seen that way. Hard-R movies. Yoga pants on people who can afford to be seen that way. Thirty-year mortgages. A tattoo of a .357 Magnum. A tattoo of a tiny butterfly on a suburban moms ankle. Pink hair, there we go. Unwillingness to come within thirty yards of ...
By Erin Luhmann and Saideh Jamshidi;. October 16, 2013 - In September, Iranian President Rouhani granted amnesty to 12 political prisoners as he made his way to an annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. But former Evin prison inmate and 2009 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awardee, Jila Baniyaghoob, cautions this isolated act does not signify democratic momentum. We heard a lot of noise, inside and outside of Iran, she said. But we have more than one thousand political prisoners. The judiciary officials have promised the release of more than 80 prisoners, but there is no follow up news. Chances are, they may never be released. Determined to keep the international community vigilant, Baniyaghoob published a memoir, chronicling the time she spent inside Tehrans Evin prison for her work as a journalist. An interview with the author reveals that Women of Evin: Ward 209 is more than a detailed account of the physical and emotional tortures she endured for giving voice to Iranian ...
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A meat-centered diet is inefficient not only in nutritional value, but also in land utilization. The US Department of Agricultural Economic Research Service reports that 16 kg of grain are needed to produce 1 kg of beef. Consequently, as is depicted in the adjacent diagram, the average amount of grain required to feed one beef-eater can be used to feed ten grain-eaters.. The Appeal to Conscience In our present times, we have scores of statistics like the ones quoted above to make the logic of vegetarianism compellingly clear. But even without these statistics, the resonance of vegetarianism with our essential human conscience and intelligence is so intuitively strong that eminent thinkers throughout history have not only chosen but also championed vegetarianism. To illustrate, here are the quotes of just a few reputed vegetarians:. As long as man massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seeds of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love…Those that kill animals to ...
Accountable Laughter. Everyone should have someone that they can be accountable unto. It is important that people can check in with others from time-to-time, on whether they have had moments of laughter or not. Laughing with other people can prove more beneficial than laughing alone. However, do not discount laughing alone, because any form of laughter can deflate the negative stimuli, thus fostering the positive. Visualization Laughter can be manifested through purposeful desire and a conscience effort. If, you desire to laugh, but have not laughed in sometime, or you are simply needing a spirit of laughter, it can be manifested through conscience effort. Visualize on a positive event that brought laughter to your life. Think upon this event and let yourself be back in that moment. You will transcend the negative and your spirit will be uplifted. Remember to pay attention to moments of delight; focus on the joy and peace that they have created, in order that you have a reservoir of memories ...
Founded in 1969, The Hastings Center is the worlds first bioethics research institute. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of research scholars from multiple disciplines, including philosophy, law, political science, and education.
Thats Jupiter doing its cosmic job, astronomers like to say. Better it than us. Part of what makes the Earth such a nice place to live, the story goes, is that Jupiters overbearing gravity acts as a gravitational shield deflecting incoming space junk, mainly comets, away from the inner solar system where it could do for us what an asteroid apparently did for the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Indeed, astronomers look for similar configurations - a giant outer planet with room for smaller planets in closer to the home stars - in other planetary systems as an indication of their hospitableness to life ...
Scott Stephens reflects on the origins of our modern capitalist society, in which religion too easily cohabits with voracious, avaricious consumption.
Scott Stephens reflects on the origins of our modern capitalist society, in which religion too easily cohabits with voracious, avaricious consumption.
5. And he was wounded for our iniquities. He again repeats the cause of Christs great afflictions, in order to meet the scandal which might have arisen from it. The spectacle of the cross alienates many persons from Christ, when they consider what is presented to their eyes, and do not observe the object to be accomplished. But all offense is removed when we know that by his death our sins have been expiated, and salvation has been obtained for us.. The chastisement of our peace. Some think that this is called the chastisement of peace, on account of men being careless and stupefied amidst their afflictions, and therefore that it was necessary that Christ should suffer. Others view peace as relating to the consciences, that is, that Christ suffered, in order that we might have peaceful consciences; as Paul says that, being justified by faith through Christ, we have peace with God. (Romans 5:1) But I take it to denote simply reconciliation. Christ was the price of our chastisement, that ...
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A review of 20 studies involving more than 8,900 participants in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Norway, Japan and Sweden looked into the links between personality and life expectancy. The review found that people who scored highly on levels of conscientiousness tended to live between two and four years longer than people who had low scores for conscientiousness. The influence of contientiousness was found to be as large, or larger, than many other factors affecting longevity such as socio-economic status. Within conscientiousness the sub-factors that were particularly associated with increased life expectancy were ambition and self-discipline with responsibility and self-control being less important ...
Agnus Day which continues to be laugh-out -loud daily has has couple of funny posts on Catholic guilt.. The Pervasive Plague of Catholic Guilt. Catholic Guilt Rocks No Doubts Gwen Stefani. It is funny how many times you see Catholic guilt referenced in news articles you do wonder if Catholic guilt is listed in the APAs Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.. I also wonder what would happen if people treated everything the way they treat Catholic guilt if they were to be consistent. After all this so-called guilt is the prompting is a warning of at least a partially formed conscience. Here is a list of other things they should complain about.. ...
Ethics and Bioethics. Informed consent and patient autonomy and confidentiality. Conscientious refusal of health care providers. Public health and healthcare right. Killing and letting die. Human and animals experimentation and rights. Genetic Intervention. Commercial vs. human research goals.. Biodiversidad Brasileña: plantas, sus usos y aplicaciones en alimentos, cosméticos y medicamentos. Bioma típico Brasileño. El papel de las plantas en la cultura brasileña y Europea. Las políticas brasileñas y europeas en las plantas medicinales y Legislación. Las clases de metabolitos en las plantas medicinales. El uso de tés y hierbas en la cocina brasileña y europea. El desarrollo de fitocosméticos y fitomedicamentos.. Biopsychosocial Aspects of Pain: Comprehension and Treatment. Pain models and mechanisms. Physiopathology of pain. Psychosocial aspects of pain. Patient assessment. Pain treatments. The role of the clinician, nurse, physiotherapist and psychologist in pain ...
The case concerned the conviction in 2003 of a conscientious objector - a Jehovahs Witness - for his refusal to perform military service. He was imprisoned despite Armenias undertaking, when joining the Council of Europe on 25 January 2001, to introduce civilian service as an alternative to compulsory military service within three years and to pardon all conscientious objectors sentenced to imprisonment.. The Court found a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the Convention ...
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Stage models are becoming increasingly popular in explaining change from current behavior to more environmentally friendly alternatives. We review empirical applications of a recently introduced model, the stage model of self-regulated behavioral change (SSBC). In the SSBC, change toward pro-environmental behavior takes place in four, qualitatively different stages (predecisional, preactional, actional, and postactional) which are each influenced by constructs taken from theories previously established to describe and predict pro-environmental behavior. We performed a systematic literature search to retrieve peer-reviewed SSBC-based studies. The review includes 10 studies published between 2013 and 2018, six of which employed a cross-sectional, three an interventional and one a correlational longitudinal design. The cross-sectional and longitudinal studies generally support the model, although there are some irregularities that warrant further investigation. The interventional studies found stage
The United States has a long history of providing conscience protections in the regulation of health care for entities and individuals with objections based on religious beliefs and moral convictions. These interim final rules expand exemptions to protect religious beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage through guidance issued pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. These rules do not alter the discretion of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to maintain the guidelines requiring contraceptive coverage where no regulatorily recognized objection exists. These rules also leave the accommodation process in place as an optional process for certain exempt entities that wish to use it voluntarily. These rules do not alter multiple other Federal programs that provide free or subsidized contraceptives for ...
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Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere ... Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere ... The terms for the surrender of New Amsterdam had provided that the Dutch would have the liberty of conscience, and the Duke, as ... Speaking at the Toronto-based Center for New Religions, Wood said that the freedom of conscience and assembly allowed under ...
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It will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death; But oh! thrice guilty is he who drove her to the ... Hewson, Barbara (Summer 2007). "Abortion in poland: A new human rights ruling". Conscience. 28 (2): 34-35. ProQuest 195070632 ... Kalbarczyk, Piotr (2013). "Abortion in Poland: The Change that Never Happened". Conscience. 34 (1): 38-39. ProQuest 1411117675 ... centre-right parties such as Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael do not have official policies on abortion rights but allow conscience ...
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In response to such concerns, many states in the U.S. have enacted "freedom of conscience" laws that protect the right of ... "Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship - Part III - Goals for Political Life: Challenges for Citizens, Candidates, and ... Smith, "Examination of conscience on life protection"". Servizio Informazione Religiosa. 10 September 2013. Archived from the ... The Vatican described the king's action as a "noble and courageous choice" dictated by a "very strong moral conscience". Others ...
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  • Prisoner of conscience ( POC ) is a term coined by Peter Benenson in a 28 May 1961 article (" The Forgotten Prisoners ") for the London Observer newspaper. (wikipedia.org)
  • He had initially been adopted as a prisoner of conscience in 1962, when he was sentenced to five years in jail for inciting a strike of African workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Aung San Suu Kyi was an Amnesty International -recognized prisoner of conscience from 1989 to 1995, from 2000 to 2002, and from 2003 to 2010. (wikipedia.org)
  • Libyan prisoner of conscience Idriss Boufayed was released by the Libyan authorities on Wednesday 8 October. (amnesty.org)
  • Amnesty International considers him a prisoner of conscience. (amnesty.org)
  • Mohammad Nasheed, a former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience, resigned today as President of Maldives. (amnestyusa.org)
  • We'll pass laws that violate your conscience. (nationalreview.com)
  • Rep. Becky Nordgren, R-Gadsden, said healthcare workers should not be forced to perform procedures that violate their consciences. (al.com)
  • These groups and individuals are seeking to have ACOG's policy statement rescinded and to have ABOG expressly affirm that physicians' certifications will not be dependant on their willingness to violate their consciences by referring patients for abortions or other controversial, elective procedures. (aul.org)
  • 3. It makes me violate my own conscience in order to show love and honor God. (lonang.com)
  • The federal government and state governments have hounded religious hospitals and the men and women who staff them, forcing them to provide or refer for services that violate their consciences, when they only wish to serve according to their religious beliefs. (lexology.com)
  • The rule covers a wide array of existing federal laws that provide conscience protections including those related to abortion, contraception, sterilization, vaccines, end-of-life care, and care of marginalized groups such as LGBTQ patients. (ama-assn.org)
  • Such conscience protections are consistent with the Court's description of the provider's role in Roe and in its companion Doe v. Bolton . (lifenews.com)
  • WASHINGTON - The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and individuals in relation to the HHS contraception mandate. (ncregister.com)
  • The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor are announcing two companion interim final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to paying for health insurance that covers contraceptive/abortifacient services. (hhs.gov)
  • Religious conscience protections specifically aimed at healthcare workers have been in place for approximately 20 years and arise from a number of federal laws, but enforcement of those protections arguably weakened during the Obama Administration. (lexology.com)
  • Forty-four other states provide a lesser degree of conscience protection generally, providing protection to limited categories of providers ( e.g. physicians and nurses) and only for limited "services" (typically, abortion). (aul.org)
  • For example, in the name of "ensuring reproductive freedom," abortion advocates are actively campaigning to coerce conscience. (aul.org)
  • The Alberta UCP MLA behind a controversial bill on conscience rights for health care providers says the bill isn't intended to cut access to services like abortion and medical assistance in dying as critics have charged. (cbc.ca)
  • As states began to liberalize their abortion laws in the years preceding Roe , they provided express conscience rights at the same time. (lifenews.com)
  • As you know, there are major threats looming against people and groups that are opposed in conscience to providing insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraception, or abortifacient drugs, or to participating in or facilitating an abortion," the USCCB stated in a February 28 "action alert. (catholicculture.org)
  • Although the U.S. Constitution protects the free exercise of religion, allowing one to follow what his or her conscience morally dictates, the abortion lobby and their allies are attempting to turn the debate into a referendum on alleged "refusals" to provide women "access" to controversial reproductive procedures. (aul.org)
  • The Catholic healthcare professional who has not backed away from telling the truth about contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion may well be mandated to either compromise his conscience or depart his beloved profession. (all.org)
  • One such obstacle is the growing use of conscience claims to justify refusal of abortion care. (evolutionnews.org)
  • I don't see why it is honorable to refuse to enter the army to avoid killing enemy soldiers in defense of your country based on religious objections but somehow dishonorable to abstain from abortion when one has a religious or conscience objection to that form of killing. (evolutionnews.org)
  • The drive to destroy medical conscience seeks to transform abortion into a positive right, which would require the state to guarantee access. (evolutionnews.org)
  • Subsequent laws have reinforced federal conscience rights and extended them to prohibit discrimination at all levels of government for refusing to participate in or train for abortion. (spectator.org)
  • The primary goal for this year-long campaign, founded by the English lawyer Peter Benenson and a small group of writers, academics and lawyers including Quaker peace activist Eric Baker , was to identify individual prisoners of conscience around the world and then campaign for their release. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.), co-chairman of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, said he hopes the project will "promote a new awareness of prisoners of conscience around the world. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • Preserving opportunity for physicians to act (or to refrain from acting) in accordance with the dictates of conscience in their professional practice is important for preserving the integrity of the medical profession as well as the integrity of the individual physician, on which patients and the public rely. (ama-assn.org)
  • The belief that man and woman's dignity as a free and rational being is rooted in God the creator and that religious freedom is an inalienable right and a duty to practice one's faith by giving honor and glory to God which demands that they live by the moral natural law in accord with the dictates of their conscience is a universal principle of human nature which transcends religious denomination. (catholicculture.org)
  • In May of 2017, Trump issued an executive order asking that conscience-based objections to the HHS Contraceptive Mandate be addressed. (ncregister.com)
  • In May, President Trump issued an " Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty " in which the President directed the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury to consider amending existing regulations relative to Obamacare's preventive-care mandate in order to address conscience-based objections. (hhs.gov)
  • At the behest of the Governors of Illinois and Washington, pharmacy owners in those states have been directed to dispense emergency contraceptives regardless of moral, religious, or conscience objections. (aul.org)
  • Religious views of conscience usually see it as linked to a morality inherent in all humans, to a beneficent universe and/or to divinity. (wikipedia.org)
  • from the filthy and degrading torments inflicted on himself by a chimera called conscience and morality, and from the claims of a freedom and personal autonomy that only very few can ever be up to. (lewrockwell.com)
  • By conscience, the person's reason judges the morality of his actions (past, present, or future). (freerepublic.com)
  • Nietzsche knew that in Europe, the decline of religion as a guide to conscience and morality would leave a huge vacuum. (freerepublic.com)
  • Ratzinger finds the solution to the origin of morality by joining these possible answers under a single theme: conscience, in its reflection on nature, and formed by the wisdom of the Church, is the avenue that leads us to knowledge of objective moral norms. (ncbcenter.org)
  • Amnesty International has, since its founding, pressured governments to release those persons it considers to be prisoners of conscience. (wikipedia.org)
  • Below is an incomplete list of individuals that Amnesty International considers to be prisoners of conscience, organized by country. (wikipedia.org)
  • The international rights group Amnesty International has named Russian opposition leaders Aleksei Navalny and Sergei Udaltsov 'prisoners of conscience. (rferl.org)
  • Last month, Amnesty International recognized three members of the all-female opposition punk group Pussy Riot as prisoners of conscience and called for their immediate release. (rferl.org)
  • Amnesty International considers them all prisoners of conscience and is calling for their immediate and unconditional release. (amnesty.org.uk)
  • This small volume contains two seminal essays from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger on the topic of conscience, as delivered at bishops' workshops hosted by The National Catholic Bioethics Center. (ncbcenter.org)
  • Shocks the conscience is a phrase used as a legal standard in the United States and Canada . (wikipedia.org)
  • During the Bush administration, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a regulation designed to protect health care workers' right of conscience. (ssrn.com)
  • A physician may not exercise his or her right of conscience if that might "constitute an imposition of religious or moral beliefs on patients. (aul.org)
  • In November 2007, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) declared that health care providers may not exercise their right of conscience if it might "constitute an imposition of religious or moral beliefs on patients. (spectator.org)
  • 2018). S. 1489 - 112th Congress: Health Care Provider and Hospital Conscience Protection Act. (govtrack.us)
  • the freedom he promised would be freedom from conscience. (lewrockwell.com)
  • The organization considers them to be prisoners of conscience who have been sentenced solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly. (amnesty.org)
  • The Court found a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the Convention. (coe.int)
  • But, does that right trump the freedom of conscience of the health care worker? (americamagazine.org)
  • Idaho has become the third state to provide comprehensive protection for health care freedom of conscience. (aul.org)
  • Louisiana and Mississippi also currently provide comprehensive protection for health care freedom of conscience. (aul.org)
  • Freedom of conscience - a right to conscientiously object - must be a comprehensive civil right for any health care provider to decline to participate in any health care procedure or service based on religious, moral, or ethical convictions. (aul.org)
  • The rule is part of a broader White House effort to protect religious rights and follows the announcement in late January of the creation of a new office within the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division. (ama-assn.org)
  • We must shine a light on these prisoners of conscience until they are free," said Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, who chairs the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • By "adopting" prisoners of conscience, lawmakers can increase attention and support for human rights and religious freedom on an international scale. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • To the contrary, section 14(2) of the Victorian charter spells out the principle of the protection of conscience: "A person must not be coerced or restrained in a way that limits his or her freedom to have or adopt a religion or belief in worship, observance, practice or teaching. (quadrant.org.au)
  • By issuing the Proposed Rule and creating a new division within the Office of Civil Rights - the new "Conscience and Religious Freedom Division" - the Department seeks to inappropriately use OCR's limited resources in order to affirmatively allow institutions, insurance companies, and almost anyone involved in patient care to use their personal beliefs to deny people the care they need. (medicareadvocacy.org)
  • Notably, the most recent and pressing threat to freedom of conscience has come from within the healthcare profession itself. (aul.org)
  • By the end of the year, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG), which certifies obstetricians and gynecologists, joined the assault against physicians' freedom of conscience. (aul.org)
  • Thankfully, this imminent and invidious threat to freedom of conscience was immediately denounced and challenged by physicians, members of the Bush Administration (including Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt), the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, pro-family policy groups, and legal organizations like Americans United for Life (AUL). (aul.org)
  • Ontario, Canada, passed a statute requiring MDs either to perform euthanasia or to refer - upheld by a court despite acknowledging that the law violates dissenting physicians' Charter rights to "freedom of conscience and religion. (evolutionnews.org)
  • Freedom of religion and conscience is an explicit human right recognized in national and international constitutions and charters. (evolutionnews.org)
  • But the "Unconscionable" report demonstrates that the struggle over medical conscience will ultimately determine whether doctors, nurses, midwives, and pharmacists will retain their freedom, or be required by law to hew to progressive values as the moral price of obtaining - or keeping - a professional license. (evolutionnews.org)
  • Freedom for Europe's Prisoners of Conscience! (ihr.org)
  • The new Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the OCR will receive, investigate, and try to resolve claims by healthcare employees who believe they have been discriminated against or are being coerced to provide certain treatments that conflict with their religious or moral beliefs. (lexology.com)
  • The extent to which conscience informs moral judgment before an action and whether such moral judgments are or should be based on reason has occasioned debate through much of modern history between theories of modern[clarification needed] in juxtaposition to the theories of romanticism and other reactionary movements after the end of the Middle Ages. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conscience can make a right judgment (in accord with God's law and reason) or an erroneous judgment (not in accord). (freerepublic.com)
  • Conscience Clause? (sightline.org)
  • The so-called "conscience clause" would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. (cnn.com)
  • He has been pushing for (the conscience clause) since he entered Congress. (cnn.com)
  • The addition of the "conscience clause" ties a heated social issue to the already sharp shutdown debate. (cnn.com)
  • The values we live by - individual conscience and the rule of law - are obstacles to be overcome on the way to utopia and the New Socialist Man. (freerepublic.com)
  • To make simple- Your individual conscience is derived from your individual consciousness. (hubpages.com)
  • This book demonstrates that not only is it possible to create entities with both consciousness and conscience, but that those entities demonstrate them in ways different from our own, thereby showing a new kind of consciousness. (wiley.com)
  • Of course, conscience is the 'consciousness of the moral right or wrong of one's own acts or motives. (hubpages.com)
  • If you didn't have your consciousness, then you wouldn't have your conscience, because you wouldn't have free will to make choices or actions, which cause one to try and figure out of if right or wrong. (hubpages.com)
  • So, conscience stems from universal consciousness, and the ultimate source of consciousness from one source of awareness, designed our petty form of evolution on planet Earth, which caused us to adapt to our current madness? (hubpages.com)
  • Why has the English language not coined a word that speaks to the concept of conscience without the confusion associated with the concept of consciousness? (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Belief in the liberty of conscience was the central contribution of the American hierarchy (prompted by Father John Courtney Murray, S.J.) to the discussions at the Second Vatican Council, resulting in the conciliar document Dignitatis Humanae , and the term has been much confused ever since. (americamagazine.org)
  • A Question of Conscience. (bmj.com)
  • Biggs M. G. . "A Question of Conscience. (bmj.com)
  • This self-critical look at what he calls "my trade" is for Watson a matter of the "question of conscience" or higher education's role in shaping students' moral and civic character. (wabash.edu)
  • The need to protect conscience rights in the healthcare field has become more acute in recent years, as governments become more involved in healthcare, and as governments and interest groups have argued that providing abortions should be a required part of medical practice. (lifenews.com)
  • The core question is the extent to which this divergence may damage the social conscience of chiropractic as enacted by the provision of care for less-privileged patients within a globally accepted healthcare profession. (chiro.org)
  • Sadly, these examples represents only a small sampling of the mounting attacks on the rights of healthcare professionals to provide medical care without violating their consciences. (aul.org)
  • [1] When, in 1815, the French abandoned Antwerp after the Congress of Vienna , Pierre Conscience stayed behind. (wikipedia.org)
  • finally, it highlights where the next big fights over conscience will occur - in courts, state governments, the executive branch, and Congress. (ssrn.com)
  • A new initiative in the nation's capital invites members of Congress to "adopt" international prisoners of conscience to advocate for their release and to highlight the importance of human rights and religious liberty. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • The Defending Freedoms project allows individual members of Congress to focus on individual prisoners of conscience, standing in solidarity with them, following their plight and publically advocating for their release. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • He told stories of how members of Congress have been able to aid prisoners of conscience in the past and said he hopes to have 300 congressional participants in the program by the spring. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • Urging Catholics to contact members of Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its call for conscience-protection legislation in the wake of the HHS mandate. (catholicculture.org)
  • Congress can include conscience protection as part of that bill and solve this problem now. (catholicculture.org)
  • Cape Town - African National Congress MPs have heard that their consciences will remain with them no matter what the result of the secret ballot vote in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. (news24.com)
  • The Aim of A Good Conscience - love and a pure heart (1 Tim. (lonang.com)
  • Carbon Offsets Offer Clear Conscience, but Not Clean Air? (wired.com)
  • Not only are the conscience rights of Catholics and other religions being threatened, but our very morals are as well. (lifeissues.net)
  • These efforts must be blunted by comprehensive state laws protecting conscience. (aul.org)
  • Despite the vast body of laws protecting conscience rights, there have been numerous recent attempts to weaken them through legislation, the courts, and licensing boards. (spectator.org)
  • Even as he battled cancer, Rep. Lewis continued to be a powerful voice of conscience for our nation, at a time when it is once again sorely needed. (yahoo.com)
  • Often thought of as a contemporary problem, the issue of rights of conscience was referenced and considered by our Founding Fathers. (aul.org)
  • For example, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority. (aul.org)
  • Conscience thus manifests in Buddhism as unselfish love for all living beings which gradually intensifies and awakens to a purer awareness where the mind withdraws from sensory interests and becomes aware of itself as a single whole. (wikipedia.org)
  • conscience, sense of moral awareness or of right and wrong. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Every person must have sufficient interior awareness so he can hear and follow his conscience. (freerepublic.com)
  • Sharing the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Mantra to foster awareness of the light and dark forces dancing within and around us, so that we live our lives full and choose in the light of our conscience. (blurb.com)
  • The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote in his Meditations that conscience was the human capacity to live by rational principles that were congruent with the true, tranquil and harmonious nature of our mind and thereby that of the Universe: "To move from one unselfish action to another with God in mind. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human dignity requires an upright conscience which knows moral principles and applies them in each circumstance. (freerepublic.com)
  • Our Conscience Calls, co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, are monthly facilitated web calls which invites signers of the Declaration of Conscience into deeper relationship with one another and our shared principles and commitments to faithful resistance. (uua.org)
  • This does not entirely get the Obama administration off the hook but if George W. Bush was so concerned about the conscience of health care workers, why didn't he bring forth this regulation earlier, specifically when the state of Connecticut passed laws requiring Catholic hospitals to perform procedures they had previously found morally objectionable. (americamagazine.org)
  • The Conscience Fund is one of three gift funds maintained by the United States Department of the Treasury and is used for voluntary contributions from people who have stolen from or defrauded the United States Government. (wikipedia.org)
  • Donations given to the Conscience Fund vary in size and reason. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most gifts to the Conscience Fund are from anonymous donors. (wikipedia.org)
  • An example of this is when then-President Herbert Hoover and his Cabinet volunteered to reduce their pay in 1932 and instructed the Treasury to place the returned salary in the General Fund instead of the Conscience Fund. (wikipedia.org)
  • Donations to the Conscience Fund are not tax deductible, although gifts to the U.S. Treasury through the U.S. Fund are. (wikipedia.org)
  • The name was later changed to the " Prisoners of Conscience Appeal Fund " and is now a separate and independent charity which provides relief and rehabilitation grants to prisoners of conscience in the UK and around the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Paul writes that even people who are not yet called by God are still equipped with a moral guidance system, which we call the conscience ( Romans 2:14-15 ). (bibletools.org)
  • The problem is that Christianity traditionally has geared itself to dealing with the guilty conscience of the West. (eurekastreet.com.au)
  • In his 1960 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Saint-John Perse said that "it is enough for the poet to be the guilty conscience of his time. (brooklynrail.org)
  • By transforming the self into terrain, Perse acted as a "guilty conscience," creating narratives out of the dreams and nightmares he encountered within. (brooklynrail.org)
  • Marie Étienne, a well-known poet in her home country of France, follows in Perse's footsteps both formally and in the role of "guilty conscience. (brooklynrail.org)
  • In King of a Hundred Horsemen , the images of the past, imagined and real, return to haunt the present, shaping identity like the nudge of a guilty conscience. (brooklynrail.org)
  • What makes me guilty is my refusal to yield my conscience. (lonang.com)
  • More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience . (bookrags.com)
  • Into That Darkness: An Examination of Conscience from BookRags . (bookrags.com)
  • Notably, most current state laws on conscience are largely inadequate because all they provide is a right for physicians, nurses, and private hospitals to refuse to participate in surgical abortions. (aul.org)
  • All individuals, including health care providers, have a fundamental right to exercise their religious beliefs, personal ethics, and conscience. (aul.org)
  • What is equally offensive is that the suppression of the right of medical practitioners to exercise their conscience on this deeply moral issue was erased in a conscience vote by the Victorian parliament. (quadrant.org.au)
  • In the history of ethics , the conscience has been looked upon as the will of a divine power expressing itself in man's judgments, an innate sense of right and wrong resulting from man's unity with the universe, an inherited intuitive sense evolved in the long history of the human race, and a set of values derived from the experience of the individual. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The German Bishops Conference issued a document in 1993 which affirmed that "human conscience constitutes the decisive authority in personal ethics. (catholicsforchoice.org)
  • Conscientization and the Cultivation of Conscience constitutes a major contribution to the international literature on the work of Paulo Freire, one of the most influential educationalists of all time. (peterlang.com)
  • Aquinas theorized that conscience was a moral tool of reason while Butler considered conscience to be an intuitive sense assigned to humanity by God. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • The Chinese concept of Ren, indicates that conscience, along with social etiquette and correct relationships, assist humans to follow The Way (Tao) a mode of life reflecting the implicit human capacity for goodness and harmony. (wikipedia.org)
  • Where conscience prevails there is a barrier against the domination of human orders and human whim, something sacred that must remain inviolable and that in an ultimate sovereignty evades control not only by oneself but by every external agency. (lewrockwell.com)
  • The strongest human advocates many prisoners of conscience in the IRI have is the silent presence of the women who sit outside the solid doors of the prison for hours on their daily vigil. (truthout.org)
  • Each human being was born with a conscience, but it remains unused until one is taught that it exists and what it means to have. (hubpages.com)
  • In response to a rule proposed in January, the AMA sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to express opposition to the measure, citing concern for vulnerable patient populations and asserting that conscience rights for physicians are not unlimited. (ama-assn.org)
  • At a Dec. 6 press conference, she explained that the Defending Freedoms project will encourage legislators to "stand in solidarity" with conscience prisoners, work for reform in their countries and send a message to the world about the importance of fundamental human freedoms. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • Noting that a country is more likely to be politically and economically stable when basic human rights are respected, he urged his fellow lawmakers to "make sure that these prisoners of conscience are not forgotten. (catholicnewsagency.com)
  • Bold steps are needed now to overcome the legacy of the past and to ensure that no prisoners of conscience are left behind," said the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana. (un.org)
  • Purportedly, the various human rights agreements Australia engages in are established to protect individual rights such as freedoms of thought, conscience, religion and belief. (quadrant.org.au)
  • Human conscience is often considered from three perspectives. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Conscience deals with rational questions of right and wrong in matters of human interrelationships. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • It provides a fresh perspective on the Freirean notion of conscientization, rethinking this pivotal concept in the light of the history of ideas on conscience. (peterlang.com)
  • In the first essay, the future Pope Benedict XVI examines the false notion that conscience brings us into a world of personal subjectivity that frees our erring mind from moral constraints. (ncbcenter.org)
  • One authoritarian tactic is to obliterate " medical conscience ," i.e., the civil right to refuse participation in legal medical procedures to which one has a religious or moral objection. (evolutionnews.org)
  • Instead of imposing conditions, the Government should take measures to ensure the reintegration of released prisoners of conscience into society, Mr. Ojea Quintana said, adding that "adequate medical and psyco-social services should be provided to those released, particularly those who suffered ill-treatment or were subject to prolonged periods of solitary confinement. (un.org)
  • Yet college was still the same confusing rite of passage, the same struggle to figure out who you are and what matters - and how to balance a social life with a social conscience, how to party like John Belushi yet imagine like John Lennon. (press-citizen.com)
  • This year, too many college students lost faith in our political system and American idealism - in the social conscience that we inherited from our founding fathers and mothers. (press-citizen.com)
  • As Trump bragged about all the "deals" he would make, Sanders imagined what might be called the New Ideal: the recovery of the American social conscience and of public engagement in government at all levels. (press-citizen.com)
  • One expression of the social conscience of chiropractic is the provision by chiropractic educational institutions of low-cost or free chiropractic care to disadvantaged communities. (chiro.org)
  • The social conscience of chiropractic may be compromised by undue emphasis on science and the relegation of traditional concepts as historical artefacts. (chiro.org)
  • The general understanding of social conscience is being aware of problems that affect people in society and involves an attitude of sensitivity and responsibility toward them. (chiro.org)
  • A relevant question that arises is how a social conscience to do good is enacted, in particular for chiropractic students, and whether it is by application of the major premise of chiropractic which includes a contemporary concept of subluxation or by a mode of chiropractic that excludes subluxation on the basis it is not evidence-based? (chiro.org)
  • Right before the morally sober Jewish holiday of Passover, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made the following 'royal' pronouncement regarding the social safety net programs of Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security--the very programs which symbolize a societal conscience to all , especially our most vulnerable. (opednews.com)
  • Conscience, as is detailed in sections below, is a concept in national and international law, is increasingly conceived of as applying to the world as a whole, has motivated numerous notable acts for the public good and been the subject of many prominent examples of literature, music and film. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conscience acts as a moral governor, inflicting pain for our good for bad behavior, and infusing us with pleasure and joy for good behavior. (bibletools.org)
  • The person has a duty to have a true conscience which is formed by reason and seeks to know God's will. (freerepublic.com)
  • Although a person must always obey the certain judgments of his conscience, he might be in ignorance and make erroneous judgments. (freerepublic.com)
  • Williams said Bill 207, introduced in the legislature last week, is intended to reinforce Charter rights to conscience beliefs following an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that upheld a requirement for physicians to provide 'effective referrals' to patients. (cbc.ca)
  • The time has come to return the focus to patients, and an important first step is to protect those health care providers whose consciences tell them that they are obliged to provide health care at least as much as we protect the rights of their colleagues to refuse it. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • A mainstay in this assault is a fresh barrage of laws containing so-called "conscience clauses," designed to give health care providers the right to refuse to offer services that they personally disapprove of, regardless of patient needs. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Meanwhile, three states Alabama, New Hampshire, and Vermont provide no conscience protection for health care providers. (aul.org)
  • The diverse ritualistic, mythical, doctrinal, legal, institutional and material features of religion may not necessarily cohere with experiential, emotive, spiritual or contemplative considerations about the origin and operation of conscience. (wikipedia.org)
  • Providers should be protected if their religion or conscience compels them to provide care, not only when they choose to refuse it. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Common secular or scientific views regard the capacity for conscience as probably genetically determined, with its subject probably learned or imprinted as part of a culture. (wikipedia.org)