The Dossetor Centre reaches out to scholars, students, health-care practitioners, clinical ethics committee members, health-care administrators, patients and their families, media and the general public through:

  • Health Ethics Seminar Series
  • Health Ethics Symposium
  • Health Ethics Workshops
  • Grand Rounds
  • Health Ethics Today, a newsletter published two to three times per year with a local, provincial, national, and international distribution list, including all medical doctors across Alberta.
  • Media contacts to discuss health ethics topics in the news

The Dossetor Centre has also developed a partnership with Alberta Health Services to provide support to the clinical ethicists and clinical ethics committees for the University of Alberta Hospital, the Stollery Children's Hospital and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.

Conducting research on a broad spectrum of ethical, moral and human-rights issues, including:

  • clinical practice
  • compassion
  • disability ethics
  • human rights
  • mental health
  • moral distress
  • health policy
  • gender issues
  • public health
  • relational and reproduction ethics
  • neonatology-perinatology
  • professionalism

Teaching health ethics to students of all levels across many faculties at the University of Alberta. Education opportunities include:

  • INT D 570: Healthcare Ethics
  • INT D 670: Research Ethics
  • Medical Sub-Specialty Ethics Teaching
  • Undergraduate Medical Student Elective, An Experience in Bioethics

Health Ethics News

  • Hastening Death in Canadian ICUs: End-of-Life Care in the Era of Medical Assistance in Dying

    January 22, 2022

    Study by authors Sarah K Andersen, Samuel Stewart, Brendan Leier, Lynn E Alden, Derek R Townsend, & Daniel Garros reveals how Canadian intensivists perceive medical assistance in dying and whether they believe their approach to withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies has changed following introduction of medical assistance in dying.

  • Pig Hearts in Humans - Transplant Health & Ethics

    January 14, 2022

    Ryan Jespersen with the RealTalk interviews Drs. Michael van Manen and Lori West about the first person to receive a transplanted heart from a genetically modified pig, a procedure performed last week in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Austin Mardon recipient of American Association of Geographers 2022 AAG Award

    December 14, 2021

    The American Association of Geographers (AGG) congratulates the individuals and entities named to receive an AAG Award. The awardees represent outstanding contributions to and accomplishments in the geographic field. The AAG is pleased to recognize Austin Mardon with its 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Award. Congratulations Austin!

  • Austin Mardon winner of Institute of International Peace Leaders (IIPL) Award 2021

    December 14, 2021

    IIPL Peace and Cultural Award is an international award presented annually to honor individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contribution toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world. They are selected not only in recognition of their past achievements, but for their ongoing contribution to building a better future. IIPL is pleased to announce following four winners for the IIPL Peace Award 2021. Congratulations to Austin Mardon who was one of the winners!

  • Daniel Garros contributing author in new publication - Pediatric Ethics: Theory and Practice

    December 06, 2021

    Daniel Garros co-author in chapter: The Main Challenges in Pediatric Ethics from Around the Globe. This chapter highlighted some salient trends in pediatric ethics from different parts of the globe. It is interesting to note that although diverse, there are many similarities between ethical challenges in pediatrics in different parts of the world.

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