5-Mar-2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1285 Western Road
Brescia University College - Mother St. James Memorial Auditorium
London, Ontario N6G 1H2

Southwestern Ontario Chapter Presents
Ethics in Healthcare - Bridging Policy and Practice

March 5, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

Brescia University College at Western University, 1285 Western Road, London, ON
Mother St. James Memorial Auditorium

From bedside to boardrooms; hospitals to community care; acute to palliative care; home to long term care – Ethical decisions throughout the continuum of care impact resource allocation, strategic directions, accountabilities and the delivery of patient care. 

Whether you are a student, institutional administrator, clinician, public health official, or a Director on a health care board, you won’t want to miss this must-attend event with well-respected ethicist Dr. Rob Butcher. who will share ethics decision-making frameworks and lead discussions around real life scenarios.

This interactive day will provide you with the knowledge and tools that will help guide you and your colleagues through the toughest of ethical decisions.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Robert Butcher

Rob Butcher has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Western University.Since 1990 he has provided ethics services and ethics education to a wide range of health care facilities and organizations right across the country.  For the last ten years he has designed and delivered Accreditation Canada’s ethics education workshops.  He blogs (intermittently) at http://robonhealthethics.blogspot.com and can be reached at rbutcher@healthethics.ca.  He is based in London Ontario. 


9:30 p.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Intro to Ethics in Health Care Setting
Dr. Butcher will include examples of ethical challenges and situations. 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ethics Decision-Making Frameworks
How they work. How they don’t work. How you are supposed to use them. Participants will work through sample scenarios utilizing either their own framework, or samples provided. Then report on what worked and didn’t with their group exercise.

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Reporting and discussion of outcomes of morning group exercise.               

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

End of life care
Join in the discussion that is currently taking place by patients, their families, their care providers, and in the courts for this ethically complex topic.

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Wrap Up – Summary of key learning and takeaways

Taxes included
CCHL Members
Non Members
Student Members


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 4.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.