Conference Series 2023

2023 Theme: Participatory, inclusive, and eco-social health: how to innovate and build bridges between democracy, environment and our health care systems?


March 30, 2023 at 12 PM. Un système de santé adaptatif et inclusif ? Le cas d’un réseau intersectoriel de proximité au service des personnes réfugiées en Estrie, Lara Maillet

We recruit!

We are seeking a technical research assistant to join us on a part-time basis. Areas of research: social sciences, bioethics, health sciences

Physicians' attitudes towards ethical issues and end-of-life decision-making for pediatric patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome: An international survey

We examined physicians’ perspectives on the mental capabilities of pediatric patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) and their attitudes towards limiting life-sustaining treatment (LST) in an international context.

** New publication! 📖

Ethical aspects of the work conditions of public safety personnel: A need for attention and solidarity

The lack of attention to the public, social, and ethical aspects of the moral distress and moral injuries experienced by PSP in Canada warrants greater public and academic awareness.

** New publication! 📖

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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.