Bioethics Book Club

New review available


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



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Fall-Winter Newsletter

Now available

Why Privacy?










New Fireside Chat 

Ethical Issues in Relation to Trans Healthcare

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2018 NSHEN Annual Conference

Recording of broadcast now available for online viewing!

clearing the haze:

Addressing Health Ethics Questions Raised by Legalization of Cannabis

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Ethics After Hours…


Unrest – The Movie

Unrest Discussion Page

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself and her community as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.

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September Newsletter – Drug Shortages: Avoiding Harm When Improvising Solutions

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Ethics After Hours…

Why U.K. Doctors are Doling out ‘Social Prescriptions’ to Treat Mental Health

The Current, CBC podcast

This episode of the Current focuses on the use of social prescribing in family medicine in the U.K. As an alternative to prescribing pharmaceuticals, family doctors in the U.K. are increasingly prescribing non-medical services

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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



Fireside Chat 

Ethics in Genetic Counselling with Erika Aberg, Genetic Counsellor, Maritime Genetics Service, IWK Health Centre

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Ethics After Hours…

Medical Scribes Podcast

Medical Scribes Podcast (Discussion Page)

Canadian doctors are starting to hire scribes to write up their medical charts By doing so they can focus on patients and improve their efficiency. We explore the introduction of medical scribes in Canada and how they will impact the way doctors work.




Fireside Chat

Ethical Issues in Medical Social Work with Sherry MacPherson, Professional Practice Coordinator, Social Work, NSHA &
Gail MacDougall, Social Worker, Coordinator of Organizational Ethics for Central Zone Ethics Support

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National Health Ethics Week 2018

Check our our case database where each day of National Health Ethics Week 2018 we added a discussion case with follow-up questions, on:

Trust and Transparency: Conflict of Interest Throughout the Healthcare System 

Check out our cases and discussion questions under News and Events or click HERE 



Podcast review:

Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome: Ethical Issues with guest speaker Christine Lane, parent of a child with Down Syndrome.

Podcast – Parenting a Child with Down Syndrome: Ethical Issues



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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