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?


February 23, 2023 at 12 PM. La réforme de la santé en Suède : quelles leçons pour le Québec ?, Pierre Lavoie (VIRTUAL MODE)

Brainstorm Newsletter

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


Discussing brain magnetic resonance imaging results for neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy treated with hypothermia: A challenge for clinicians and parents

We aim to investigate how clinicians and parents discuss these MRI results in the context of HIE and TH, and how these discussions could be facilitated and more meaningful for parents.

** New publication! 📖

How to evaluate the quality of an ethical deliberation? A pragmatist proposal for evaluation criteria and collaborative research

Our proposal will guide researchers and practitioners interested in the evaluation of the quality of ethical deliberations.

** New publication! 📖

Clinician preferences for neurotechnologies in pediatric drug resistant epilepsy: A discrete choice experiment

This study explores the preferences of clinicians to treat pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE) with novel neurotechnologies.

** New publication! 📖

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.