Principles to Practice #9: Who Decides? How to Decide?

This session, "Who Decides? How to Decide?" in the Principles to Practice: Introduction to Health Care Ethics Seminar Series will:

• Consider, with special focus on our context in British Columbia, ethical consideration surrounding substitute decision-making, representation and representation agreements, and adult guardianship.

• Consider decision-making frameworks for bioethics, with reference to specific tools used within Providence Health.

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PHC staff and physicians, community members and patients and families

1 hour

A full outline for the seminar series is available here:

The sessions for this series include:

  1. What is Ethics? Why does it matter?
  2. What is Bioethics? How might it help us?
  3. Catholic Bioethics: what makes Providence different?
  4. Freedom in Bioethics: Autonomy, Paternalism, and the Practitioner-Patient Relationship
  5. Ethics for us: How our ethics frameworks can help us with burnout, compassion fatigue, and moral distress
  6. Beneficence and Non-maleficence
  7. Justice
  8. Capacity, Competence, and Capability
  9. Who Decides? How to Decide?
  10. Risk, Harm, and Harm Reduction

A link to the virtual session will be sent to you prior to this session

Available Sessions

Mar 7, 2023, 12pm - 1pm

  • Genuis, Quentin

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Contact Info

PHC Ethics
Carrie Smith

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