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This is Where I Leave You


After their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Brené Brown: The Call to Courage


With humor and empathy, Brené Brown discusses what it takes to choose courage over comfort in a culture defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty.

My Beautiful Broken Brain


After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write.

Fireside Chat


Ethics, Privacy, and Personal Health Information

Carla Heggie, Adjunct (FGS), School of Information Management, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Family Experience with MAiD

Elizabeth (Buffy) Cooper, Family Member, RN (retired), MN.

Ethics and System Change in Health Care

Tom Marrie, MD, Former Dean of Medicine, Dalhousie University
Former Interim Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia

Featured Article Summary


Self-Inflicted Moral Distress: Opportunity for a Fuller Exercise of Professionalism

Nurses Experience of Ethical Dilemmas: A Review

Tho’ Much is Taken, Much Abides”: A Good Life Within Dementia


NSHEN Spring 2021 Newsletter – Addressing Patient Concerns and Feedback

Bioethics Book Club

Book Review

Not since Pandemic have we seen a thriller like this from bestselling author Daniel Kalla: The plague has hit Italy. Can Dr. Alana Vaughn find the source in time to save the world?

No person is left unscathed, no family untouched. Death grows insatiable.

Alana Vaughn, an infectious diseases expert with NATO, is urgently summoned to Genoa by an ex-lover to examine a critically ill patient. She’s stunned to discover that the illness is a recurrence of the Black Death. Alana soon suspects bioterrorism, but her WHO counterpart, Byron Menke, disagrees. In their desperate hunt to track down Patient Zero, they stumble across an 800-year-old monastery and a medieval journal that might hold the secret to the present-day outbreak. With the lethal disease spreading fast and no end in sight, it’s a race against time to uncover the truth before millions die.

Plain Language Definitions – Ethics Health Care Terms


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 Nova Scotia Health 

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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