medical ethics

Annual Public Lecture

Annual Public Lecture Review

The deVeber Institute hosted it's Annual Public Lecture on Thursday Oct.27th 2016 at 7:00pm.  Our Special Guest this year was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare".  The event was co-hosted by Wycliffe College in Sharton Hall at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Ewan Goliger is a physiologist and an intensive care physician. He studied biochemistry and medicine at UBC and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine in Toronto. He earned his PhD in respiratory physiology at the University of Toronto and divides his time between clinical care and research. He has written and spoken on ethical issues in end-of-life care and conscientious objection.

Thank You For Attending Our Summer Symposium!

The deVeber Institute recently hosted our summer symposium entitled "Medical Ethics in an Age of Reproductive Decisions and Medical Aid in Dying". The event was a great success and over 115 people attended.  The day was filled with thoughtful discussion and thorough presentations of new emerging research.

We had a total of four guest speakers as well as five student presentations from our summer interns.

Our first presenter was Dr. Kathy Pfaff. Her presentation was entitled Medical Aid in Dying: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. She spoke about the fundamental definition of dignity and compassion, the clinical improvements experienced from palliative care and medical ethics in light of Bill C-14.

Introducing Our Summer Team!

Summer is always a busy time of year at the deVeber Institute. This summer, we have 6 interns with us working on a variety of projects. These projects include: updating some of the chapters in Complications: Abortions Impact on Women (2013), organizing the symposium on medical ethics (more info here), creating a chart on prenatal tests and screening, producing the summer newsletter, and doing a qualitative study at a hospice in Windsor.