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.
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.