The theme of our series for the year 2019-2020 is the role of dialogue in care as well as the healthcare system

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Brainstorm is a newsletter about health ethic. Published since 2009, Brainstorm provides state-of-the art international updates on events, funding, education, literature, resources, and news in health ethics.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

With the support of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the JDRF Foundation, we are looking for a postdoctoral fellow on ethics of type 1 diabetes research.

Brainstorm Magazine

The goal of Brainstorm is to bring academic discussion out into the open; to facilitate inclusive dialogue and present scholarly topics in more accessible ways.

Research Involving Participants with Cognitive Disability and Difference: Ethics, Autonomy, Inclusion, and Innovation

Research participants who have cognitive disabilities and differences may be considered a vulnerable population. At the same time, they should also be empowered to participate in research in order to foster the growth of knowledge and the improvement of practices.


Pragmatism strives to develop practical approaches that promote human values and human flourishing using state-of-the-art methods from different disciplines.

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Research undertaken at the Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit addresses a range of challenges in health care, research, and health policy. It relies on the use of interdisciplinary approaches that are grounded in facts, open to deliberative processes, and focused on producing practical changes that promote respect of persons and human flourishing in all its diversity.

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