NSHEN is pleased to offer the following: Living at Risk Workshop: Whose Choice Is It Anyway? February 10, 2016, in Yarmouth, NS, 9:15am-3:30pm AND March 10, 2016, in Sydney, NS, 9:15am-3:30pm Individual choices to live “at risk” can test commitments to the principle of respect for choice. They often challenge us to re-examine the values that drive health policy and health care practice. Drs Christy Simpson and Marika Warren from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network present highlights from our sold-out 2015 conference “Whose Choice Is It? Ethics and Living at Risk”. This workshop will focus on key points from our conference sessions on theRead More →

Values in Conflict and Conflict about Values: An Advanced Ethics Consultation Workshop Facilitated by Paul Hutchinson, Mediator, Therapist & Director, Imagined Spaces This workshop is intended to provide the opportunity for participants to discuss complex ethical cases in which conflict plays a significant role and to reflect upon strategies that might be effective in managing these sorts of consults. Requirements: Attendance at at least one of our previous ethics consultation workshops Currently or previously active in ethics consultation The workshop is scheduled for Thursday October 29, 2015 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Holiday Inn & Conference Centre, located at 437 Prince Street, Truro NS.Read More →

BIOETHICS BOOK CLUB: BEING MORTAL TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015, 12-1PM ROOM B-A3, TUPPER BUILDING, 5850 COLLEGE STREET Particpate in National Health Ethics Week by joining us for an interactive discussion about the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande and ethics issues at the end of life. Facilitators: Cathy Simpson – Health Ethics Consultant Marika Warren – Network Ethicist, Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network National Health Ethics Week 2015 – Bioethics Book Club: Being Mortal posterRead More →

NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 8:30AM – 4:00PM SUMMER STREET EVENTS CENTRE, 72 PARK STREET, NEW GLASGOW, NS While the “duty to provide care” is an oft-cited expectation of health care providers and health care organizations, many questions remain about what this duty entails, for whom and on what basis. Similarly, health care organizations are said to have a “duty to provide a safe work environment,” a duty which is reflected in legislation and relates to initiatives to improve workplace conditions. In a challenging and changing health care context, how, and in what ways, might these two duties come into conflict or be in tension? This workshopRead More →

EXPLORING ETHICS FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST MARCH 2 – 8, 2015 In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Heath Ethics Network (NSHEN), and participating organizations across Canada, the Canadian Bioethics Society is coordinating the 2nd annual National Health Ethics Week, taking place March 2- 8, 2015. WHAT IS NATIONAL HEALTH ETHICS WEEK? National Health Ethics Week is a time set aside for health and educational institutions, ethics committees, health care professionals, community organizations, businesses and members of the general public, to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics issues. National Health Ethics Week was designed with the following goals inRead More →

NATIONAL HEALTH ETHICS WEEK IS A TIME SET ASIDE FOR HEALTH AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS, COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESSES AND MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC, TO HOST AND TAKE PART IN EDUCATIONAL EVENTS THAT EXPLORE HEALTH ETHICS ISSUES. National Health Ethics Week was designed with the following goals in mind: Encourage the organization of events to raise awareness of ethics issues related to health and health care across Canada Provide greater visibility for Canadian ethics committees, services and supports Provide an opportunity for Canadians to engage in dialogue regarding current health ethics issues facing their communities We invite you to join us in participatingRead More →