National Health Ethics Week Resources


Tips for Getting Involved

To download a document outlining some tips for planning and publicizing your event, please click here.

Health Ethics Trivia Game

This health ethics trivia game is available for use by ethics committees, community organizations, health institutions and anyone interested in a fun and interactive way to spark discussion and learn more about important ethical issues in health.

To use the game, please download it as a Powerpoint file below and show it to your group using an LCD projector. Click through the file as you would when making a presentation, in order to reveal the questions and answers in proper sequence.

Please note: Once on the answer screens, you do not need to click your mouse or press return to show each of the answers - they are timed to be viewed a few seconds a part, so just click once and answers A, B, C and D will automatically appear in turn. Once all 4 possible answers have been viewed and you are ready, click again to reveal the answer. We recommend that users do a preliminary viewing of the file as a slideshow in order to get a sense of how it works in terms of when you need to click and when features are timed to appear automatically!

To download the Health Ethics Trivia Game, please click here

Online Resources

 The following are a list of open source presentations, podcasts and case studies that you may wish to incorporate into your National Health Ethics Week events

Virtual Mentor
American Medical Association
Podcasts, ethics cases, open source online ethics journal aimed at students, residents and physicians

Bioethics Seminar Series
University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics
Online video presentations

Online Bioethics Curriculum
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Cases, primers and interactive online modules

Bioethics for Clinicians Series
Canadian Medical Association Journal

Literature, Arts and Medicine Database
NYU School of Medicine
Literature, film, video and art resources related to medical humanities, health, liberal arts and social sciences

Bioethics Research Library
Georgetown University
A portal of bioethics resources

Introduction to Personal Directives  
Capital Health (Nova Scotia)
5 min. online video

Introduction to Informed Choice 
Capital Health (Nova Scotia)
6 min. online video

Introduction to Privacy & Confidentiality 
Capital Health (Nova Scotia)
6 min. online video

Ethics Case Database
Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network

Quality End of Life Care  
Hamilton Health Sciences
Online resources

A Romp Through Ethics for Complete Beginners
University of Oxford
Online video series

Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do?
Harvard University
Online video lectures and discussion questions

Integrated Ethics  
US Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for Ethics in Health Care
Clinical ethics resources

Inside the Ethics Committee
BBC Radio
Podcasts of ethics experts discussing real life cases (approx. 43 mins. each)

Health Ethics Week 2014
Alberta Health Services
Online video presentations and powerpoint slides

Lunchtime Ethics Series
Alberta Health Services 
Online video presentations and powerpoint slides

Health Ethics Seminars 
John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre
Online video presentations and powerpoint slides

Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook
CIHR, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario
Case studies and analyses on public health ethics issues

The Canadian Bioethics Companion
Dave Unger
An online textbook for Canadian ethicists and health care workers

Casebook on Ethical Issues in International Health Research
World Health Organization
Case studies on ethical issues related to planning, reviewing, or conducting health-related research

Visiting Speaker Series
Ryerson University Department of Philosophy
Online video presentations

Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Videos
Online video presentations

TED Talks
Online video presentations




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