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?


NOVEMBER 9, 2023 at 12 PM. Réduire les inégalités sociales de santé : Quels leviers avons-nous pour agir?, Janie Houle, PhD, community psychologist, professor, Psychology  Department, UQAM; Research Chair on reducing social inequalities in health (HYBRID MODE)

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

The perspectives towards limiting life-sustaining treatment (LST) for pediatric patients with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) are markedly different between physicians from countries with very high and lower Human Development Index (HDI).

** New publication! 📖

Medical assistance in dying for people with mental disorders: A comprehensive thematic review

The assessment of MAiD-MD applications is the most widespread source of concern regarding MAiD-MD. Addressing moral concerns that emerge upstream of MAiD-MD practices could help alleviate these concerns.

** New publication! 📖

Understanding rare disease experiences through the concept of morally problematic situations

This study advances understanding of the moral experiences of adults living with rare diseases while proposing a comprehensive conceptual tool to guide future empirical bioethics research on moral experiences.

** New publication! 📖

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