Getting below the surface (or wading into the muck)
An introduction to ethics in healthcare.
Six 1 hour sessions.
Weekly – on-line, recorded. As interactive and discursive as we can manage.
First session: Weds January 25th 2023 2pm-3pm
Last session: Weds March 1st 2023 2pm-3pm
Session 1: Ethical reasoning (or what makes right acts right?)
What counts as a reason in ethics? Why should we do this rather than that?
How do we spot, or identify, moral problems?
Is there an important distinction between personal morality, and professional ethical duty?
A very quick overview of the dominant approaches to ethical reasoning from Socrates to contemporary feminist moral philosophy.
Session 2: Ethics through the life-cycle – the beginning.
A case (Mum and daughter)
The beginnings of personhood
Decision-making on behalf of children
JJ (Brant case)
Consent, assent and refusal
Session 3: Ethics through the life cycle — the middle.
Autonomy (and its limits)
Consent and refusal
Advance care planning
Session 4: Ethics through the life cycle — the end
When does a person end?
Diminished capacity and consent
Medical Aid in Dying
Donation after cardiac death
Taquisha McKitty (case)
Session 5: Ethics in health care organizations
Accreditation and an “Ethics Framework” (A Framework for Supporting Ethical Practice)
Ethical decision-making tools
Case consultation and case review
Ethics oversight of research
Session 6: Current Issues (tbd)
Possibly an open question and answer session.
Possibly a topic identified as a priority.
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