Objectives: clarify the specific moral/ethical aspects of moral distress help participants identify root causes of moral distress in terms of values validate experience of moral distress provide ways to frame and describe experiences of moral distress provide tools to help address and manage experiences Videos and Resources Moral Distress: An Introduction Dr. Shannon Spenceley, Associate Professor, Nursing, Health Sciences University of Lethbridge, Calgary, Alberta Healthcare Simulations The following scenarios were scripted exclusively for the NSHEN conference and any opinions expressed in these simulations do not necessarily reflect those of the participants in the videos. Simulation 1 – ICU Simulation 2 – MAiD Panel Discussion Dr.Read More →


When you are suddenly put in the position of making health care decisions for a loved one it can be very difficult.  This program will explore what is required of decision-makers and some of the things that contribute to the challenges decision makers experience. This public workshop is free and registration is required. Please call 902-490-5740 to register. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 (7:00PM – 8:30PM)  Bedford Public LibraryRead 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 →

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 →