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 →

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 →