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Dementia, Care and Respect

Speakers: Amy Mullin, Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Toronto Mississauga Abstract: Three decades ago Ronald Dworkin set the terms of ongoing debates around health care decision-making for people with dementia, with Rebecca Dresser and Agnieszka Jaworska offering alternative recommendations and approaches. I review this debate and argue that feminist care theory and Robin Dillon’s […]

Ethical Considerations for Sterilization Refusal in Nulliparous Women

Speakers: Alyssa Izatt, M.A. PhD Student, University of British ColumbiaDepartment of Philosophy. W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics Rebecca Greenberg, RN, PhDSenior Bioethicist, Sinai Health System Nipa Chauhan, MHSc, Bioethics Associate , Sinai Health System Abstract This seminar will consider how requests for sterilization in young, childless women are handled. We examine the ethical, […]

Death and Dying in Childhood: A Silenced Phenomenon

Speaker: Sydney Campbell, PhD Candidate, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics, University of Toronto About This Seminar: In paediatric settings, hope is a commonly seen as a fundamental aspect of high quality care. Additionally, children are often presumed to be individuals that lack competence and require protection as a […]