Events

DVD Release - Reproductive Decisions and Women's Well-Being: Current Research and Practical Solutions

The Reproductive Decisions DVD is a valuable and informative resource, helping to equip women and men with the most up-to-date information, especially those who counsel women facing unplanned pregnancies.

DVD Features:
-Dr. Deborah Zeni on the latest research for Women's Health After Abortion
-Writer Andrea Mrozek on what it means to be pro-woman
-A workshop based on case studies led by Teresa Hartnett
-Angelina Steenstra, Personally Speaking: A Close Look at Choice
-An expert panel of social service providers

This 2-disc set DVD is available for $30.00 plus the cost of shipping.

Please forward your orders to bioethics@deveber.org or call us at               416-256-0555.  Order your copy today! 

Compassionate End of Life Care community talk a success!

The mission statement of the deVeber Institute states that the Institute, “conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions.” The Institute furthermore carries out the responsibility of communicating the findings of their research to the public. On May 21, 2009, the Institute did just that. Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church (Wellesley Street E. & Sherbourne area, Toronto) graciously hosted a symposium conducted by the Institute on the topic of palliative care. The symposium offered a panel of speakers including Lenore McGuire (Palliative Care Coordinator at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Toronto), and Dr. Paul Zeni (a physician and palliative care specialist in Georgetown, Ontario). The symposium concluded with a warm and helpful Q&A period. The propositions and conclusions of both speakers are fundamental as palliative care is widely misunderstood.

May 21: Compassionate End of Life Care

On Thursday May 21st, 2009, the deVeber Institute will present an evening of talks and discussion entitled:

Compassionate End of Life Care
Support for families caring for a loved one

Speakers: Dr. Paul Zeni and Lenore McGuire
Time:       7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  520 Sherbourne St., Toronto Ontario

See poster for details.

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On October 2, 2009, the deVeber Institute hosted a one-day conference

"Reproductive Decisions and Women's Well-Being"

Compassionate End-of-Life Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The deVeber Institute and L'Arche Toronto invite you to an evening of talks and discussion about palliative care and ethical concerns at end-of-life.
Thursday, January 29, 2009.
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Gathering Place, L'Arche Toronto, 186 Floyd Ave, Toronto.
Registration:  $5

Helping family, friends and support workers caring for an adult with a developmental disability who is nearing death:

  • To feel confident about making the right decisions
  • To reduce anxiety
  • To affirm their essential role in the life of the terminally ill person

Speakers:

  • Susan Morgan, MDiv, Community Chaplain with St. Elizabeth Health Care, York Region.
  • Dr. Paul Zeni, MD, family physician and Palliative Care Consultant for North Halton.
  • Jane Powell, L'Arche Assistant, graduate of a Certificate Program in Grief and Bereavement and co-facilitator of a grief group for members of L'Arche Toronto with developmental disabilities
    Light refreshments will be provided.