NSHEN is Nova Scotia’s Health Ethics Network.  We provide comprehensive ethics support to the Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health Centre and the Department of Health and Wellness.  NSHEN operates as an innovative, dynamic collaboration of Nova Scotia Health and the IWK, government (Department of Health and Wellness) and academia (Dalhousie University).

To learn more about the collaborating partners of the Network, the Network operations team, how the Network came to be, and answers to other questions you may have about the Network, click on the top menu “About Us”.



Building Capacity for Ethical Practice

Building awareness, sensitivity, knowledge, and confidence for integrating ethics into what we do every day.

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Creating opportunities to talk, share, consult, and for diverse voices to be included and heard.


Committing, and being open to exploring new ways, to work together.

Critical Reflection

Challenging values, assumptions, norms, interests, choices, and processes from a diversity of perspectives.


Fostering innovative approaches to ethical process and practice.