A Joint Venture of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital
The mission of the Centre for Clinical Ethics is to enable members of the health care community to identify and resolve ethical issues which arise in the clinical setting. This is done through education, case consultations, policy development, and research. As a faith-based centre, our commitment is to the core values of our three
supporting institutions and to broadening the understanding of the role that faith plays in the questions which confront people in their search for healing.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who are we?
- What is Clinical Ethics?
- What do we do?
- What are we not?
- How do I contact Clinical Ethics?
Ethics Grand Rounds at Providence
Every month (except over the summer), Ethics Grand Rounds are held over the lunch hour, exploring a different ethical topic. The Rounds are open to everyone (Providence staff, volunteers, patients, residents and clients). Here are some of the topics discussed:
- Ethical Issues in Geriatric Care: Can Family Members Help as Medical Interpreters?
- Public Participation in Priority Setting: An Ethical Perspective
- Artifical Nutrition and Hydration at the End of Life
- Restraints: ‘Let Me Be Free’
- What does “best interests” really mean?
- June 2008: When to (and Why) Call the OPGT for Treatment Decisions
- This Won’t Hurt a Bit: The Ethics of Promising Pain Relief
- Recurrent Ethical Issues in Caring for Persons with Dementia and their Families
- Duty to Disclose and the Patient’s Right to Confidentiality
- Consent, Empowerment and Patient-Centred Care
- Integrity and Moral Distress: Health Care Professionals as Part of a Moral Community
To find out more about Providence’s Ethics Grand Rounds, contact the Centre at 416-285-3666 x4061.