ETHICISTS are concerned that Australia’s first religiously affiliated medical school may limit students’ training in order to abide by Catholic beliefs.
In an article in the Medical Journal of Australia, bioethicist Ian Kerridge and colleagues claim the West Australian-based University of Notre Dame medical school may threaten just provision of health care.
The Sydney University academics wrote that the school’s affiliation with the Catholic Church could undermine the medical education provided, resulting in limitations on patient access to health services and provision of comprehensive care.
"It is reasonable to assume that all physicians should receive appropriate education about the range of healthcare services publicly available in Australia, including termination of pregnancy, provision of contraception, assisted reproductive technologies, genetic counselling, prenatal diagnosis and end-of-life care," they wrote. [Source]
It is always the same philosophy – kill them at the beginning, kill them at the end, or prevent life from occurring. Soon the life sciences will by necessity need to be called the death sciences.