2019 NSHEN Conference October 24, 2019
Speaker listing now available!


Fireside Chat

Ethics in Health Care Leadership

Featured Article Summary

Feeling like a burden to others and the wish to hasten death in patients with advanced illness: A systematic review.

Feeling Like a Burden to Others – Article Summary


The Value of Place by Dr. Christy Simpson and lots of other good updates!

NSHEN Fall Newsletter – Conference Updates and Much More!

Ethics After Hours

Check out our new Ethics After Hours review!

Wondery Podcast

We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system.

Bioethics Book Club

New Book Review

Can refocusing conversations between doctors and their patients lead to better health? 

When patients go to the doctor, Ofri writes, they’re inclined to tell the “story” of their illness, from beginning to end, while doctors are trained to look for the “chief complaint.” Little wonder, then, that research shows “doctors typically interrupt patients within 12 seconds.”

Ethics After Hours

End Game

Facing an inevitable outcome, terminally ill patients meet extraordinary medical practitioners seeking to change our approach to life and death.

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Plain Language Definitions – Ethics Health Care Terms

Straightforward Definitions of Terms in Health Ethics

Talking about values and principles in health care ethics can be confusing, especially if some of the words are unfamiliar.  NSHEN created a plain language definitions document which have short definitions to help make it clearer what some of the words that we use in ethics work mean.

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Case Database Website

We recently updated our Case Database with new cases on a variety of topics.

Check out the case website here

NSHEN Health Ethics Case Database

Ethics NSHA Ethics Support website now available!

Requesting Ethics Support across Nova Scotia Health Authority Zones is now available….

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NSHEN has a library of new release fiction and non-fiction books and audiobooks available for reserving.

We have a variety of subjects and authors to choose from.

You can view our complete listing here

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