Thursday, 28 March 2019

Questions (107)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

107. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health if the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics will be instructed to perform an analysis of the challenges relating to conscientious objection within the healthcare service; the reason the council has not published an analysis since March 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14560/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

No decision has been made regarding the next topic on the work programme for the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics. The National Advisory Committee on Bioethics last met on 24 September 2015. The most recent work published by the National Advisory Committee on Bioethics was the opinion document on nudging, which is entitled “Nudging in Public Health – An Ethical Framework”. This document was published in April 2016.