The Pragmatic Health Ethics Research Unit hosts and delivers a variety of events including, but not limited to, seminars, workshops, conferences, and guest lectures. Please explore our upcoming events below.
Promoting a culture of ethical sensitivity for nursing and related health and human service disciplines
October 18th 2018 – 12-1PM @ Auditorium Jacques Genest, IRCM (110 avenue des Pins Ouest)
“Promoting a culture of ethical sensitivity for nursing and related health and human service disciplines”
A talk by Kathryn Weaver (University of New Brunswick)
Ethics addresses obligations of a profession towards people who are served. Thus, ethics has a central role in the moral behaviour of nurses and related healthcare professionals toward their patients, which strongly influences patient health improvement. As far back as 2400 years ago, Socrates debated the question “Can ethics be taught?” Socrates’ position was clear: Ethics consists of knowing what one ought to do, and such knowledge can be taught. Today, healthcare ethics is a shared concern among health and human service disciplines, and the workforce of the future, largely represented by nurses, must be prepared to face complex ethical issues. The large body of literature concerning ethics in health professional education reports what ethical issues and content ought to be included in the curricula. Absent from this literature, however, is explication of the spectrum of ethical issues that occur within healthcare education settings and that contribute to moral distress.
Défis et enjeux pour les professionnel-le-s confronté-e-s à des demandes de suicide assisté en établissements pour personnes âgées
September 6th 2018 – 11:00 AM – 12: 30 PM @ Salle André-Barbeau, IRCM
“Défis et enjeux pour les professionnel-le-s confronté-e-s à des demandes de suicide assisté en établissements pour personnes âgées”
A talk by Dolores Angela Castelli Dransart, PhD, Haute école de travail social Fribourg (HETS-FR), Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO).
Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers
September 17th 2018 – 11:30 PM – 12: 30 PM @ Auditorium, IRCM
“Implementing Best Practices for Informed Consent: Exploring Ethical and Practical Barriers”
Hosted by the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
A talk by James M. DuBois, PhD, Institute for Public Health, Washington University
Uncertainty, sequencing and the practice of clinical genetics
June 13th 2018 – 11:30 PM – 12: 30 PM @ Room André Barbeau, IRCM
“Uncertainty, sequencing and the practice of clinical genetics”
A talk by Adam Hedgecoe, PhD, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK