The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

Societal Death Anxiety in 2016 and Book Launch of It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today

On MARCH 10 2016, the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County hosted
 
Societal Death Anxiety in 2016 and Book Launch of It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today by Professors Jean Echlin RN, MScN and Ian Gentles PhD, FRHS
 
Presented by Jean Echlin, RN, MScN OTN Event #52892362http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=52892362
 
This event was a great success, thank you to all who attended. To view the video from this talk visit: http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=52892362
 
 
 
 

Palliative Care Desperately In Need of Revising

The federal and provincial government need to provide access to adequate palliative care in legislation. 

"In its findings, the society said critically ill patients are falling through the cracks of the health care system and improvements are needed to address the patchwork of service that exists."

Read The Full Article: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/12/palliative-care-canada-society-report_n_8960972.html

It's been a busy 2015

Dear Friends of the deVeber Institute,

Thank you for your support this year. Thanks to the support of our donors, like you, we’ve been able to spread the research and information we work tirelessly to publish and disseminate. Thanks to you, we have been able to accomplish so much more in 2015. 

Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women:

Popular Delusions and the Madness of Euthanasia

On Sunday November 1st, 2015 the deVeber Institute hosted its annual public lecture. Our key-note speaker Dr. Will Johnston spoke on "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Euthanasia". The Institute also launched the new book It's Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today.