The deVeber Institute presents an Educational Series on Palliative Care
The Problem of Pain in Persons with Dementia:
The Challenges of Assessment and Management
Held on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Participants explored the following topics:
The Ethics of Pain Management in Long-Term Care
Collaborative Care: “Standard Care versus Nice to Have”
Barriers and Challenges:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kathy Matusiak
The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research
BIOETHICIST PUT PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE ON TRIAL
Rights and respect for life are the glue that binds society
Toronto, Canada (November 22, 2012) - "Legalizing assisted suicide or
euthanasia raises issues that impact on some of our most important
shared values that provide the glue that binds us as society", stated
Margaret Somerville last night. She was speaking to a full audience
of over 200 people for the deVeber Institute's Annual Lecture, at St.
Michael's Campus at the University of Toronto.
Somerville, one of Canada's best known bioethicists, was considering
how the physician-assisted suicide debate impacts our society. "The
The deVeber Institute and the discussion of palliative care, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
The deVeber Institute and its supporters have contributed to the discussion on end-of-life issues over the last 30 years:
By Thien-An Nguyen, deVeber Intern
Science on tap. Quench your thirst!
The Hope, the Hype and the Reality: Are stem cells saving lives?
The debate surrounding stem cell therapies is centered on which stem cells offer successful therapies for patients and what the ethical implications are in using these treatments. We explored these issues with the experts and with good eats on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012.
Location: Fox and Fiddle 280 Bloor W Toronto, ON M5S 1V8
Lorraine McCallum, stem cell transplant patientOnly days after giving birth to her third daughter, Lorraine was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells. Lorraine received an autologous stem cell transplant in 2009. She is currently in remission. Lorraine will speak about her experience as a patient benefitting from adult stem cell research.