Welcome to the MB-PHEN website - a way for health care providers to link to health ethics resources and strategies in Manitoba and beyond.
Created in 2009 through a collaboration of Manitoba Regional Health Authorities, the goal of MB-PHEN is to advance health care ethics in Manitoba through integration, collaboration and accountability.
***NEW - First Annual Health Ethics Forum***
Health Ethics and Culture: Context of Chaos and Caring
This forum will appeal to anyone working in health care who has encountered ethical decisions. Information relevant to front-line staff, managers, administrators, and support staff in direct care and non-direct care roles. Anyone with involvement on ethics committees or just having an interest in ethics will find the sessions and networking opportunities to be valuable.
Date: December 10, 2013
Location: Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue,
Register Early! Space is limited!
Find your Registration Package here.
***NEW - Online Ethics Courses ***
A number of high-profile universities are posting their courses online. These are usually non-credit courses that are free to take. Most courses include video recordings of the lectures, a reading list and assignments. You can work at these courses at your own pace. Ask us if the one you are thinking about will fulfill the Level II Ethics Resource Workshop prerequisite.
More information and a listing of some courses offered can be found here.
Summary of Essential Ethics Reading
Orientation for New Ethics Committee Members
A basic level of ethics knowledge is essential for any member of an ethics committee. Most ethics committees set the expectation that each member will meet certain prerequisites for ethics knowledge. This can be achieved by completion of university-level coursework in ethics, attendance at ethics workshops or educational opportunities, or self-learning activities.
This Reference List suggest basic, foundational references on ethical theory that would be helpful for ethics committees and their members (or anyone interested in learning more about ethics). This list also includes suggestions for some important resources that will provide background and guidance specific to ethical decision-making in the site, program, Region or context.
Download Orientation Package here.
ONLINE BIOETHICS COURSE
Free online bioethics course!
A new open online course, offered through Georgetown University, has been announced. This is part of a new trend in online education, the Massively Open Online Course, which are offered by a number of renowned universities around the world and taught by some of the most respected scholars in the field.
This course, Introduction to Bioethics, will begin in October 2013 and last six weeks. Its faculty includes several prolific experts from the Kennedy Institute for Ethics. Best of all, the course is free. All materials and lectures are available on the internet for students to access at their convenience.
From the course's webpage:
Introduction to Bioethics explores some of the most difficult - and fascinating - moral challenges we face in health, medicine, and emerging technologies. Designed to introduce students to the range of issues that define bioethics, together with core concepts and skills, this course should be of interest to undergraduates, health care professionals, policy makers, and anyone interested in philosophy or ethics.
Those looking for more information or who are interested in registering can go to their website here.