Eric Wasylenko

Eric Wasylenko, MD, BSc, MHSc is a palliative care physician and clinical ethicist. He is Medical Advisor for the provincial Advance Care Planning/Goals of Care Designation initiative, Alberta Health Services. Eric's primary clinical ethics interests are in issues of end of life, disaster management, public health, prison health and resource allocation/priority setting. He is Medical Director, Health System Ethics and Policy with the Health Quality Council of Alberta and he works with a number of other health care and government organizations. He chairs the Public Health Ethics Advisory Committee of the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Eric lectures extensively, and has held numerous leadership roles in health care organizations. He holds appointments as Clinical Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Calgary; Clinical Lecturer, John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta; and member, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto.

Selected Publications

Wasylenko, E. (2013). Jugglers, tightrope walkers and ringmasters: Priority-setting, allocation and reducing moral burden. Healthcare Management Forum. 26, 77-81.

Wasylenko, E. & Levy, D. (2007). End of life: Frameworks to Guide Medication Withdrawal. Drug Use in the Elderly Quarterly. Issue 53.

Eric Wasylenko