Conference Series 2024

2024 Theme: Ethics and organizational cultures in health care


Une culture de santé globale et d’équilibre pour nos travailleurs de la santé, Jacynthe Boisvert, CRHA, Adjointe au directeur des RH, communication et affaires juridiques, CISSS de la Montérégie-Est et Anne-Valérie Fournier, CISSS de la Montérégie-Est, Interne en psychologie organisationnelle, équipe de la santé organisationnelle   (HYBRID FORMAT)

Living ethics: a stance and its implications in health ethics

In this article, we explain various aspects of a living ethics stance, including its theoretical, methodological, and practical implications as well as some barriers to its enactment based on the reflections resulting from the collaborative thinking and writing process.

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A milestone publication in Living Ethics

The IRCM highlights the publication of an important scientific article by our team, laying the foundations for an innovative vision of ethics in healthcare.

Directory of active living labs in Canada

With this directory, we aim to promote the visibility of living labs in Canada and stimulating collaboration within this emerging community.

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Developing a living lab in ethics: Initial issues and observations

In this discussion paper, we report and discuss four issues that marked the process of setting up a living lab in ethics:

  1. Determining the goals and expected outcomes;
  2. Establishing operational procedures;
  3. Selecting communities and defining pilot projects;
  4. Adopting a lens to tackle emerging questions and challenges.

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Brainstorm Newsletter

An interdisciplinary and bilingual newsletter about advances in health ethics theory and practice.


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.