Michael Yeo

Michael Yeo, PhD  —  Abbreviated Professional Resume

Employment Background:

Michael Yeo is an Associate Professor at in the Department of Philosophy at Laurentian University who specializes in health care ethics and policy. He regularly teaches in Laurentian’s Masters and PhD programs. He is jointly appointed to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and is actively involved in the school’s programming concerning ethics and professionalism. He worked for six years as an ethicist for the Canadian Medical Association; prior to that he was a Research Associate and Director of Administration at the Westminster Institute for Ethics and Human Values.

Workshops and Presentations:

Michael has delivered many workshops and presentations to a variety of health organizations, including hospitals and professional associations.

Professional and Consulting Experience:

Michael formerly served as an ethicist on the Ethics Committee of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and in that capacity was one of the principal drafters of the College’s Handbook of Ethics in Family Medicine. He has consulted to a variety of health care organizations, including: the Ontario Hospital Association; the Canadian Nurses Association; and the College of Nurses of Ontario.  He has been a member of many health advisory bodies, including the Canadian Delegation to G7/8 London UK Meeting on Telehealth and Ethical/Legal/Social Issues.

He has authored several commissioned reports, including Privacy and Research Using Genetic Databases, for the Canadian Biotechnology Council; Health Information Privacy: Issues for Nurses, for the Canadian Nurses Association; and a Framework for Ethical Decision-making, for the Queen’s Regional Health Authority.

He has worked with Rob on several projects, including for Sports Canada and for Accreditation Canada.

Select Recent Publications:

Michael has published extensively on ethical issues in health and health care. Recent publications include: “Implications of 21st century science for nursing care: Interpretations and issues (Nursing Philosophy 2014); “Fault lines at the interface of science and policy: Interpretative responses to the trial of scientists in L’Aquila” (Earth Science Reviews, 2014); and (as a co-author) “Teaching ethics in family medicine: Introducing a faculty handbook” (Canadian Family Physician, 2013).  He is the main editor and principal author of Concepts and Cases in Nursing Ethics (Broadview Press, 2010), which is currently in its third edition.