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.
Click on the link below to download the file.
Ethics Committee Orientation Manual
(this document will be updated during summer 2019)
NSHEN has developed an Ethics Committee Orientation manual to assist ethics committee members in the performance of their ethics-related roles in ethics education, and clinical and organizational ethics consultation.
Click on the link below to download the guide.
NSHEN Orientation Manual for Ethics Committee Members PDF
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Ethics and Health Policy
NSHEN is pleased to announce the release of our guide to health policy development and review. Click on the link below to download the guide.
Ethics and Health Policy: The Nuts and Bolts 2016 PDF
Sample Template for the Ethics Review of Health Policies PDF
Duty to Provide Care and a Safe Work Environment
In response to the identified tensions that many health care providers, teams and organizations are experiencing with respect to balancing the duty to provide care and the duty to provide a safe work environment, NSHEN has developed a discussion guide to work through these issues. To view this resource, please click the link below:
The Capital Health Ethics Support (CHES) team at the Capital District Health Authority developed a video around Informed Choice. Please click the link below to view the video – it will take you to the CHES website.
The Capital Health Ethics Support (CHES) team at the Capital District Health Authority developed a video about Personal Directives. Please click the link below to view the video – it will take you to the CHES website.