The Healing Relationship: The Context of Ethical Reflection and Social Nature of Care
Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Speaker: Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCPC, Professor Emeritus, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University
Location: New Lecture Theatre, St. Paul's Hospital
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Event open to all PHC staff and physicians.
Dr. Kenny is nationally recognized as an educator and physician ethicist. She has travelled extensively as a distinguished lecturer. In 1991 and 2005, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Hastings Centre for Ethics and in 1993 held a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Fellowship in Continuing Medical Education at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. In 2001, she was a Scholar in Residence at the Rockefeller Foundation Study Centre in Bellagio, Italy.
She has served on the Committees on Biomedical Ethics of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Pediatric Society, the National Council for Bioethics in Human Research, the Tri-Council Working Group on Guidelines for Research with Human Subjects and the National Science Advisory Board. She Chaired the Values Committee of the1997 National Forum on Health and is past President of both the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Bioethics Society.
She was a founding member of the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes ofHealth Research (CIHR) and Chaired their Working Group on Ethics. She is presently a member of the Health Council of Canada and a Director of Canadian Doctors for Medicare.
Author of over one hundred papers and two books: “What Good is Health Care? Reflections on the Canadian Experience” (2002) and “Lost Virtue: Professional Character Development in Medical Education” (2006), her present research interests include professional character formation, ethics in health policy and public health, pediatric ethics, and end-of-life care.