National Health Ethics Week: March 2-8, 2015
Exploring Ethics from Coast to Coast to Coast

 

In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Heath Ethics Network (NSHEN), and participating organizations across Canada, the Canadian Bioethics Society is coordinating the 2nd annual National Health Ethics Week. This is a time for health and educational institutions, ethics committees, health care professionals, community organizations, businesses and members of the general public, to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics issues.

 

For more information on other National Health Ethics Week events (including events in other provinces), please visit: www.bioethics.ca/ethicsweek web link.

 

JCB Event:

March 4, 2015

 

"Public Health Ethics: What Next?" (part of the JCB Bioethics Seminar Series)

Angus Dawson, Professor of Public Health Ethics, University of Birmingham, UK; Cécile Bensimon, Research Associate, Faculty of Dentistry and Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Diego Silva, Research Fellow, Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Hannover, Germany; Maxwell J. Smith, Doctoral Student & CIHR Fellow in Public Health Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health & Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Alison Thompson, Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Ross Upshur, Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
> Download Poster pdf link

 


 

JCB Healthcare Partner and Member Events:

March 2, 2015

 

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare - "Ethics and Complex Care: How Are We Failing to Meet the Challenges"

Ross Upshur, Research Director
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Room M. 126, Toronto

 

 

Holland Bloorview - "Ethical Dilemmas in Client and Family Centered Care"

James Anderson, Bioethicist, and Laura Williams, Director, Client and Family Integrated Care
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Holland Bloorview Conference Centre, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto

 

 

Trillium Health Partners (in partnership with Social Work Week) - "Social Work and Ethics: Collaboration to Resolve Challenging End of LIfe Issues"

Patricia Hood MacNicol, Ethicist, Trish Lymburner, RSW, West Regional Cancer Program, and Sabine Finkenauer, RSW, Neurology/ Nephrology
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Mississauga Hospital, Back Porch; Queensway Health Centre, Long Branch; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium

 

 

University Health Network - "Ethics and Pancreas Cancer"

Steven Gallinger, Head, Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgical Oncology Program, Mount Sinai Hospital
11:00 - 11:55 am EST
Main Floor Boardroom, Room 805, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

 


 

March 3, 2015

 

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare - "'Patient Centered Care' in an Era of Complexity: Some Reflections Bridgepoint Active Healthcare"

Dr. Jennifer Gibson, Director, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
1:00 - 2:30 pm EST
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, 10th Floor Auditorium, Toronto

 

 

Markham Stouffville Hospital (as part of Ethics Rounds) - "Whose Right? Whose Choice? A Conversation Around The Supreme Court of Canada's Recent Decision on Physician Assisted Suicide"

Philip Hébert, MD, PhD, FCFPC; Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto; Chair, Research Ethics Board, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; Bioethics Consultant, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
7:30 - 9:00 am EST
Markham Stouffville Hospital Auditorium. RSVP: ldunlop@msh.on.ca email link

 

 

Pro Bono Law Ontario and Holland Bloorview - "Consent & Capacity, Privacy, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship: A Primer on Decision-Making and Transitioning Youth With Disabilities"

Hanna Lee, Triage Lawyer; James Anderson, Bioethicist, Serena Shastri-Estrada and Hanna Milo-Manson, Pro Bono Law Students of Canada
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Holland Bloorview Conference Centre, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto

 


 

March 4, 2015

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - "Gravity and Grace - Exploring the Ethics of Care within the Corrections System"

Kevin Reel, CAMH Ethicist
11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
Unit 4 B40, 1001 Queen Street West, Toronto
To join via webcast, go to: http://camh.adobeconnect.com/kevinreelmar4/ web link

 

 

Holland Bloorview - "Building Bioethics Awareness! A Drop-By Table"

James Anderson, Bioethicist and Holland Bloorview's Ethics Facilitators
11:00 am - 1:30 pm EST
All parents, clinicians and staff welcome.
Holland Bloorview Cafeteria

 

 

Trillium Health Partners (in partnership with Mental Health Rounds) - "The Concept and Experience of Futility in Psychiatry"

Dianne Godkin, Senior Ethicist
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Mississauga Hospital, Auditorium A/B; Queensway Health Centre, Long Branch; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium

 


 

March 5, 2015

 

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health - "The Roles of an Ethicist in a Recovery-focused Mental Health Care Centre"

Michael Campbell, Interim Ethicist
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health, Whitby
For more info, please contact campbellm@ontarioshores.ca email link

 

 

Trillium Health Partners (in partnership with Family Medicine Rounds) - "Challenging Cases Related to Consent and Capacity"

Eoin Connolly, Ethicist
8:00 - 9:00 am EST
Mississauga Hospital, Auditorium; Queensway Health Centre, Main Conference Room; Credit Valley Hospital, Auditorium

 


 

March 6, 2015

 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) (part of CAMH Addiction Rounds) - "Going Tobacco Free: The Storm Explores the Qualm?"

Lilian Riad-Allen, Tobacco Free Project and Kevin Reel, Ethicist
9:00 - 10:00 am EST
Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, 3rd floor, Room 3158, Toronto
To join via webcast, go to: http://camh.adobeconnect.com/tobaccofree-march6/ web link

 


 

March 13, 2015

 

Trillium Health Partners (in partnership with Neurology Rounds) - "Disagreement About a Plan of Neuro-Critical Care: Ethical and Neurosurgical Considerations"

Dennis Izukawa, Neurosurgeon & Ethics Facilitator
8:00 - 9:00 am EST
Mississauga Hospital, Back Porch; Queensway Health Centre, Main Conference Room; Credit Valley Hospital, Room 1262 on 1C

 


 

Other Events:

 

University Health Network (UHN) -

During National Health Ethics Week, eight clinical or research rounds at UHN will focus specifically on ethics. The sessions will be led or co-led by members of UHN's Bioethics program with clinical and research staff at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.