National Health Ethics Week 

 

2014 Events

If you are participating in National Health Ethics Week and would like to publicize your event here, please send the details to ethicsweek@bioethics.ca More events will be added as they are submitted.

Alberta

 

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ethics and Patient-Centred Care: A Values-Based Approach to Putting the Patient at the Centre

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Peter Allatt, Clinical Ethicist
  • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
  • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
  • Accessible by Telehealth 

  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Hubert Marr, Palliative Care Physician 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
     

    When Should You (Or Your Loved One) Stop Driving?

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Gary Goldsand, Clinical Ethicist 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
           

    Ethics and Harm Reduction

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    • Lee Hackney, Psychologis
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 


    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 

         

    A Complicated Kindness: Ethics of Assisted Death

    • 8:00 - 9:00 am
    • Jon Gilchrist, Clinical Ethicist 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
         

    What Medicine & UFOs Have in Common - the Ethical Management of Unexplained Physical Symptoms 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Chloe Atkins, Associate Professor and Keith Brownell, Neurologist
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 


    Conducting Family Conferences at End of Life

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Meg Hagerty, Social Worker and Ingrid de Kock, Palliative Care Physician
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
           

    Pandemics & Justice: Obligations to the Global Community 

    • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
    • Kimberley Stever, Ethics Intern 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 

     

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 

    Finding Common Ground – Ethical Issues in Caring for Patients from Diverse Backgrounds 

    • 8:00 - 9:00 am 
    • Helgi Eyford, Peter Lougheed Centre Ethics Committee Member 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 

     

    Matters of Life and Death: Ethics, Definitions and DCD (Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death)

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Brendan Leier, Clinical Ethicist 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 

     

    Leadership Ethics for Wicked Problems in Turbulent Times

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Don Juzwishin, Health Technology Assessment & Innovation Leader 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
       

    Need To Do What? A Dummies Guide to Research Ethics for Alberta Clinicians 

    • 12:30 - 1:30 pm
    • Stacey Page, Research Ethicist and Geoff Pradella, Research Law and Ethics Consultant
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 

     

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

           

    Let Me Buy You a Coffee: Ethical Issues of Industry Involvement with Physicians/Nurses 

    • 10:30 - 11:30 am 
    • Wayne Rosen, Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
         

    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Understanding and Dealing With Moral Distress 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Gary Lepine, Clinical Ethicist 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
           

    Conflicts of Conscience & Doing the Right Thing: Challenges for Care Providers 

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Zoe Bernatsky, Nurse Ethicist
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 


    Athabasca - Extendicare Athabasca

    Lunch and Learn: Distributive Justice

    • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • Main Lounge, Extendicare Athabasca 
    • After a short introduction to the subject by Joan Cody, Administrator, everyone will be invited to join in the conversation. All staff, residents and families are invited to attend
    • For more info, please contact Joan Cody at jcody@extendicare.com


    Calgary - Extendicare Cedars Villa

    A Flash Mob – Dancing and Singing to “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”

  • 2:00 pm
  • Auditorium, Cedars Villa, 3330 - 8th Ave SW 
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    Friday, March 7, 2014

           

    Queue-Jumping, Fairness and Advocacy: An Ethical Analysis of Preferential Access

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • Lynette Reid, Associate Professor 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 
         

    Ethical Practice Through Health Profession Governance: The Role of Accountability Measures

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Ireh Iyioha, Assistant Adjunct Professor 
    • To register: https://vcscheduler.ca/ahs / Calendar of Upcoming Videoconferences / Search: Health Ethics Week 
    • Questions: denise.hugman@albertahealthservices.ca
    • Accessible by Telehealth 

     

     

     

     

    Ontario 

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Whitby - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 

    The treatment of eating disorders in children and teens: Innovations for positive change from a social work perspective.

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room CR B
    • Sheila Bjarnason MSW, RSW, Eating Disorder Clinic, Sick Kid’s Hospital 
    • For more info, please contact Rosanna Macri at macrir@ontarioshores.ca


    Richmond Hill - Mackenzie Health

    What's Behind Our Values?  Exploring Empathy    

    • 12:00 -1:00 pm
    • Location: A Wing, Room 217b.  Also available via Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) for sites that register
    • For further info contact ethics@mackenziehealth.ca

     

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

     

    Richmond Hill - Mackenzie Health

    The Customer is Always Right? Are there Limits to a Patient Satisfaction Perspective?

    • 8:00 - 9:00
    • Location: Room 1152.  Also available via Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN) for sites that register
    • For further info contact ethics@mackenziehealth.ca  

     

    Whitby - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 

    Crisis Junkies: Stereotypes Affecting the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Room CR B
    • Dr. John Maher, MA MD FRCP (c), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
    • For more info, please contact Rosanna Macri at macrir@ontarioshores.ca

    Hamilton - Hamilton Health Sciences

    Meet the Clinical Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultation Team

    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Meet committee members, learn about ethics resources and events at Hamilton Health Sciences 
    • HGH Barton Bean & Market Place, SPH Cafeteria, MUMC Cafeteria, JHCC Atrium & Hummingbird
    • For more info, please contact Sue Pantitis at pantitis@hhsc.ca 


    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

     

     Whitby - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences 

     Transitions in Care and Ethics

    •  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    •  Cafe Boardroom
    •  Speakers: Bob Park, Bioethicist, Humber Regional Hospital and Daniel Buchman, Bioethicist, University Health Network
    •  This is a join celebration of National Health Ethics Week and Social Work Week - cake will be served in the cafeteria!
    • For more info, please contact Rosanna Macri at macrir@ontarioshores.ca

     

    Hamilton Health Sciences

    Meet the Clinical Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultation Team

    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Meet committee members, learn about ethics resources and events at Hamilton Health Sciences 
    • HGH Barton Bean & Market Place, SPH Cafeteria, MUMC Cafeteria, JHCC Atrium & Hummingbird
    • For more info, please contact Sue Pantitis at pantitis@hhsc.ca  

      Upfront and Centre: A Simulation of the Clinical Ethics Mediation Process

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Location: MUMC 4E20 - Videoconferenced to: HGH General Theatre Auditorium, SPH VC Studio (next to classroom B), Juravinski A4-4, Chedoke Ewart Auditorium, St. Joseph's Charlton Campus T23-08 Library, Ontario Telehealth Network
    • Speakers: Sandra Andreychuk, Sylvia Fung, Donna Peace, Marie Reynolds, Eleanor Walters
    • The Ethics Consultation Service at HHS aims to provide a safe and inclusive environment to explore difficult ethical issues regarding patient care. The distinctive responsibilities of an ethics consultant are to ensure the integrity and rigor of ethics decision-making processes in difficult patients care situations. The purpose of this presentation is to describe and demonstrate the ethics consultation process through a simulated mediation of a family and healthcare team in conflict
    • For more info, please contact Sue Pantitis at pantitis@hhsc.ca 


    Ottawa - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Ethics Office

    Ethics in Research: Lunch and Learn session organized by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Ethics Office

    • 12:00- 1:00 pm
    • CIHR, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa
    • This Lunch & Learn session is part of the Ethics Education Project: making use of the workbook “Ethics in Research: A Science Lifecycle Approach” developed by the CIHR Ethics Office as a guide to researchers and post-graduate students.
    • Speaker and Discussant: Jaime Flamenbaum, MD, MSc, Senior Ethics Policy Advisor, CIHR

    For more information, please contact Jaime.flamenbaum@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

    Ottawa- Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada 

    Éthique en recherche: Un déjeuner causerie

    • 12:00 - 13:00
    • IRSC, 160 rue Elgin, Ottawa
    • Ce déjeuner causerie fait partie du Projet éducatif sur l’Éthique à partir du manuel ‘Éthique en recherche : une approche fondée sur le cycle de vie de la recherche scientifique’ développé par le Bureau d’Éthique des IRSC comme guide pour les chercheurs et les étudiants de deuxième et troisième cycles.
    • Conférencier et Animateur : Jaime Flamenbaum, MD, MSc, Conseiller principal, Politiques en matière d'éthique, IRSC
    • Pour plus d’information, veuillez contacter Jaime.flamenbaum@cihr-irsc.gc.ca

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

     

    Hamilton - Hamilton Health Sciences

    Meet the Clinical Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultation Team

    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Meet committee members, learn about ethics resources and events at Hamilton Health Sciences 
    • HGH Barton Bean & Market Place, SPH Cafeteria, MUMC Cafeteria, JHCC Atrium & Hummingbird
    • For more info, please contact Sue Pantitis at pantitis@hhsc.ca    


    Whitby - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

    Support and Capacity Building with Families

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Location: Lecture Theatre
    • Speakers: Ontario Association of Social Workers and Ontario Shores Social Work Council
    • For more info, please contact Rosanna Macri at macrir@ontarioshores.ca 


    Ottawa - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Ethics Office

    Ethics & Growing Old: Lunch and Learn session 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Room 9-101, CIHR, 160 Elgin Street, Ottawa
    • Our speakers are researchers from the Ottawa region whose research interests focus on care of the Elderly: Monique Lanoix, PhD, a philosopher by background, will discuss access to ancillary care as a citizenship right and will touch upon the topic of institutional long-term care. Mary Egan, PhD, rehabilitation scientist and epidemiologist, will discuss how, with age, the environment (physical, social and institutional) re-emerges as a critical factor for health and well-being.
    • For more information, please contact Geneviève.Dubois-Flynn@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
     

    Ottawa - Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada

    Éthique et Vieillissement: Un déjeuner causerie 

    •  12:00 - 13:00
    • IRSC, 160 rue Elgin, Ottawa
    • Nos conférencières sont des chercheures de la région de la capitale nationale dont les intérêts de recherche portent sur les soins aux personnes de l’âge d’or: Monique Lanoix, PhD, philosophe de formation, discutera de la problématique de l’accès aux soins auxiliaires en tant que droit citoyen, ainsi que de la question des soins en résidence à long terme. Mary Egan, PhD, scientifique en réadaptation et épidémiologiste, expliquera comment, avec l’âge, l’environnement (physique, social et institutionnel) refait surface comme facteur critique pour la santé et le mieux-être. 
    • Pour plus d’information, veuillez contacter Geneviève.Dubois-Flynn@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
     

     

     

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    St. Catharines - Brock University

    An Introduction to Clinical Trial Research

    • 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Presenter: Maureen Nummelin, PhD, Chief Ethics Officer, Office of Research Ethics, University of Waterloo
    • Room 207, Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex, Brock University
    • RSVP to Donna in the Brock University Research Office, 905.688.5550, x4876 or reb@brocku.ca by March 5, 2014


    Richmond Hill - Mackenzie Health

    Professionally Assisted Suicide – An Interprofessional Approach? 

    • 10:00-11:00 am
    • Location: Room 1159. Also available via OTN for sites that register, and hopefully open access via http://webcase.otn.ca
    •  For more info, contact ethics@mackenziehealth.ca

    Whitby - Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

    That Uneasy Feeling: Moral Distress and Moral Residue

    • 1:00 pm - 12:00 pm
    • Location: Lecture Theatre - via Ontario Telehealth Network (OTN)
    • Karen Faith, MSW, RSW, Clinical Ethicist
    • Refreshments will be provided
    • For more info, please contact Rosanna Macri at macrir@ontarioshores.ca


     

    Nova Scotia 


    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Bridgewater - South Shore Regional Hospital

    Integrity

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Lecture Room 3
    • The Lunch Time sessions will be a short discussion of the South Shore Health's Values: Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Accountability  


    Tuesday  March 4, 2014

    Bridgewater - South Shore Regional Hospital

    Accountability

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Lecture Room 1
    • The Lunch Time sessions will be a short discussion of the South Shore Health's Values: Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Accountability  
     

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

     

    Bridgewater - South Shore Regional Hospital

    Respect

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Lecture Room 3
    • The Lunch Time sessions will be a short discussion of the South Shore Health's Values: Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Accountability  

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Halifax - IWK Health Centre

    The Right to Die

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Location: Parker Reception Room, Available via Telehealth 
    • Speaker: Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Dalhousie University School of Law
    • For more info, please contact Krista Mleczko-Skerry at krista.mleczkoskerry@iwk.nshealth.ca 

     

    Friday, March 7, 2014

     

    Bridgewater - South Shore Regional Hospital

    Excellence

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Dawson Room
    • The Lunch Time sessions will be a short discussion of the South Shore Health's Values: Excellence, Integrity, Respect, Accountability  

    Sunday, March 2, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014 

    Halifax - IWK Health Centre 

    The Ethics Express

    • This is a traveling coffee cart and mobile poster board (affectionately known as the IWK Train) that will make its way throughout the health centre during the week. IWK Ethics Committee members will engage staff, patients and families in a short discussion of values over a snack and then move on to the next area of the facility.

    Thursday, March 12, 2014

    Halifax - IWK Health Centre

    Collaboration: Key to Healthcare

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Location: IWK Auditorium. Available via Telehealth
    • Speaker: Honourable Kelvin Olgivie, Senator 
    • For more info, please contact Krista Mleczko-Skerry at krista.mleczkoskerry@iwk.nshealth.ca 

     

    Newfoundland

    Monday, March 3, 2014

    Ethics in Action

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • An orientation to the Ethics Services available through The Provincial Health Ethics Network NL to the RHAs in this province.  The session will give particular attention to the ethics consultation service.
    • Presenter: Rick Singleton, PhD, Director, PHENNL
    • Offered by webinar only - to register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148442376
    • For more info, please contact Renee George, PHENNL, at (709) 777-8940 or renee.george@easternhealth.ca 

     

    Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    Consent and Capacity

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • A discussion of the ethical issues and challenges that flow from our high ethical and legal regard for individual’s rights to make decisions about their own health care.
    • Presenter: Chris Kaposy, PhD, Ethicist, MUN Medical School
    • Offered by webinar only - to register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148442376
    • For more info, please contact Renee George, PHENNL, at (709) 777-8940 or renee.george@easternhealth.ca 


    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Rights and Responsibilities for Clients, Patients and Residents of Eastern Health

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • This session will overview the Statement of Rights and Responsibilities as well as examine some practical considerations to ensure we have a healthy balance in the partnerships between health care providers and those receiving care. 
    • Presenter: Rick Singleton, PhD, Director, PHENNL
    • Offered by webinar only - to register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148442376
    • For more info, please contact Renee George, PHENNL, at (709) 777-8940 or renee.george@easternhealth.ca  

     

    Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Feminist Bioethics

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • An overview of an emerging perspective that utilizes the resources of feminist philosophy, social theory, and related fields, to critique and extend the established and prevailing bioethical frameworks.
    • Presenter: Jennifer Flynn, PhD, Ethicist, MUN Medical School
    • Offered by webinar only - to register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148442376
    • For more info, please contact Renee George, PHENNL, at (709) 777-8940 or renee.george@easternhealth.ca 

     

    Friday, March 7, 2014

    Ethical Issues in Complex Discharge Planning

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • An examination of issues and values often cause tension and moral distress for patients, families and health care professions, when sorting out appropriate care options and discharge plans
    • Offered by webinar only - to register, please visit https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148442376
    • For more info, please contact Renee George, PHENNL, at (709) 777-8940 or renee.george@easternhealth.ca