National Health Ethics Week 2019
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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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Advance Care Planning Day is April 16, 2019

On Advance Care Planning day we highlight our short Fireside Chat video on Advance Care Planning and writing personal directives with 10 FAQs asked and answered.

Fireside Chat

Capacity for Preference – Respecting Patients with Compromised Decision-Making

Capacity for Preference – Article Summary


February-March 2019 Newsletter on Trust in Healthcare

Ethics After Hours

Check out our new Ethics After Hours review!

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Fireside Chat

Living Professional Ethical Commitments in Practice

with Aruna Dhara, MD, Family Physician

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January 2019 – Cannabis Conference Recap and updates on new activities




Bioethics Book Club

New review available


What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction?


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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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