Overview

Mission Statement:

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre endeavours to promote ethical engagement, mutual respect and critical reflection on matters of moral concern in health care. We aim for excellence in four interdependent domains of activity: interdisciplinary scholarship, clinical ethics, health policy consultation, and professional and public bioethics education. Compassion and social justice are cross-cutting themes in all that we do.

 

What We Do:

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre serves the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the health related faculties at the University of Alberta in the area of health ethics. We reach out to scholars, students, health care practitioners, clinical ethics committee members, health care administrators, patients and their families, media and the general public. The Dossetor Centre annually hosts a health ethics seminar series, issues in health ethics series, symposium, and grand rounds, as well as publishes the newsletter, Health Ethics Today. Faculty members of the Dossetor Centre offer graduate courses in healthcare ethics to students in health science faculties. In addition, the Centre's faculty investigate health ethics research areas in clinical practice, compassion, disability ethics, human rights, mental health, moral distress, relational ethics, and neonatology-perinatology. The Centre also supports the Clinical Ethicist and Clinical Ethics Committee for the University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

 

Did You Know:

The John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre delivers health ethics education to students in the health science faculties at the University of Alberta. The Dossetor Centre makes important contributions to health ethics research on a broad spectrum of ethical, moral and human-rights issues. One of the Centre's outstanding achievements is community engagement which is accomplished by annually hosting the health ethics seminar series, symposium, workshops, grand rounds and publishing the newsletter, Health Ethics Today. Faculty members are also involved in health policy consultation. The Centre has a partnership with Alberta Health Services by providing support to the Clinical Ethicist and Clinical Ethics Committee for the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Children's Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.


Annual Reports:

2019-2020
2011-2012
2009-2010
2008-2009
2007-2008
2006-2007
2005-2006
2004-2005