Duty to Care Workshop

NOVEMBER 26, 2014, 8:30AM – 4:00PM

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 workshop is designed to facilitate examination of these two duties, drawing from relevant experiences and cases.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the “duty to provide care” and the “duty to provide a safe work environment”, and where these two duties may be in tension or conflict.
  • Engage with a broader understanding of “safety” in terms of the “duty to provide a safe work environment” including psychological, emotional and cultural safety
  • Critically reflect on these concepts from both personal and professional perspectives, with an increased capacity to engage in discussion related to these duties using an ethics lens.

Registration deadline for workshop is November 21, 2014.
Please download registration form here and fax to Krista at 902-494-7388. (PDF>)