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.
EXTRA EXTRA: Health Ethics in the Media
Interesting and thought-provoking topics in Health Ethics.
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.
CANADIAN BIOETHICS SOCIETY
24th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference
New Heights & Broader Plains: Expanding Vistas for Bioethics
The conference is designed to provide intellectual stimulation, opportunities for networking, sharing of learning, and building of community for all individuals, whatever their background, who have an interest in ethical issues relating to health, the environment and the life sciences. All those interested in contributing to the bioethics conversation - from beginners to experts alike - are encouraged to attend for inspiration, renewal and discovery in one of Canada's most breath-taking natural settings!
The field of bioethics is broadening its scope and pushing traditional boundaries in recognition of the fact that ethical issues affecting human life and the natural environment touch on almost every area of human endeavor. Acknowledging it's breadth, the 2013 CBS Annual Conference aims to expand the circle of bioethics discussions.
The theme New Heights and Broader Plains: Expanding Vistas for Bioethics is designed to:
- stimulate dialogue in areas of bioethics that may be less commonly discussed or under-appreciated
- engage, as part of the discussion, populations that may be under-served or whose voices may be less commonly heard
May 29 - June 1, 2013
Rimrock Resort Hotel
For more information, link here.