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Ethics After Hours


Diagnosis – A Question of Trust


Lashay, 17, has had multiple bad interactions with Doctors in the past in regards with her inability to keep food and liquids down. Can they trust the crowd?

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.

Fireside Chat


Ethics in Vaccine Research

Scott Halperin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology Director, Canadian Center for Vaccinology

Ethics in Public Health

with Gaynor Watson-Creed, Assistant Dean, Serving and Engaging Society, Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health and Wellness, Nova Scotia

Ethics and Race in Health Care

Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Co-President, Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC)

Featured Article Summary


Our Next Pandemic Ethics Challenge? – Allocating “Normal” Health Care Services

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

Nurses Experience of Ethical Dilemmas: A Review


NSHEN Summer Newsletter – Fulfilling the ethical commitment to respond to patient feedback: Experiences from Patient Relations, Nova Scotia Health

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.

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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.

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