As a partner of the Champlain Centre for Health Care Ethics, organizations are able to access and host monthly regional ethics rounds. The topics for the regional ethics rounds will vary, and are determined by influential current ethical issues, and those issues facing the partner organizations.

Recently provided and upcoming ethics-round topics include:

2019 – Spring

February 2019: What about Residents/Patients’ Advance Directives when Transitioning from Long Term Care to Hospital in an Emergency Situation 
Presented by: Darquise Lafrenière, Dr. Richard Plantive, Dr.Romain Muboyayi, Marc-Antoine Deschamps, and Judith Boileau at the Montfort Hospital, Hôpital Montfort.

March 2019: Privacy and Confidentiality in Small Communities
Presented by: Nikolija Lukich
At Renfrew Victoria Hospital

April 2019: Suicidal Patients Who Refuse Resuscitation: Should We Honor Their Wishes?
Presented by: Michael Kekewich, and Dr. Jacky Parker
At The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus

May 2019: Violence verbale et physique de la part de patients: Doit-on accepter l’inacceptable?
Presented by: Darquise Lafrenière, M. Luan Tran, and Judith Boileau
At the Montfort Hospital, l’Hôpital Montfort

June 2019: How far should we go? Balancing safety with our duty to care
Presented by: Nikolija Lukich
At the South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre

2018 – Spring

February 2018: Resident Autonomy and Decision-Making in the Final Chapter of Life: The concept of moral distress and moral courage in healthcare
Presented by: Jennifer Plant, Director of Clinical Practice
At the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre

March 2018: Risk to Healthcare Providers in Home Environments
Presented by: Jennifer Proulx, Director of Home Care Quality and Provider Accountability 
At the Champlain LHIN, Labelle Office

April 2018: Devices and Desires
Presented by: Director of Medical Ethics Michael Kekewich and Dr. Jacky Parker 
At the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus

May 2018: Aligning Organizational Values with Practices: Are there Benchmarks?

2017 – Fall

October 2017: The IV Drug-User Requires IV Medication: Ethical Issues 
Presented by: Josh Landry, Regional Ethicist
At the Cornwall Community Hospital
  

November 2017: Indigenous Mental Health: Discharge and Ethical Issues
Presented by: Josh Landry, Regional Ethicist
At the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

December 2017: Empowering Patients
Presented by: Susan Barnes, Patient Relations Ombudsman
At the Queensway Carleton Hospital

2017 – Spring

February 2017: Disagreements in Care Planning: Whose Wishes Prevail?
Presented by: Joshua Landry, Regional Ethicist
At the Queensway Carleton Hospital

March 2017: Professional Boundaries and Behaviour: In Practice and on Social Media
Presented by: Joshua Landry, Regional Ethicist
At VHA Health and Home support

April 2017: Ethics at End of Life: Futility, Death, and Interventions.
Presented by: Michael Kekewich, Director of Medical Ethics
At the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus

May 2017: Ethical Dilemmas in the Community.
Presented by: Joshua Landry and special guest speaker Manon Desjardins-Nighbor
At the Champlain LHIN, Labelle Office

June 2017: The Priority of Patient Autonomy…Well, Not so Fast.
Presented by: Dr. William Nelson (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire)
At the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus

2016 – Fall

October 2016: Assisted Death and Lessons from the Dutch Experience – Dr. Gerrit Kimsma (the Netherlands)

November 2016: Ethical Issues in Sexuality and Intimacy in Long-Term Care.

December 2016: Responsible Resource Allocation in Health Care: A community nursing perspective.

2016 – Spring

February 2016: The Ethical Challenges with Resource Allocation and System Reform
Presented by: Michael Kekewich, Director of Medical Ethics
At the Champlain LHIN Office 

March 2016: Moral Distress and Moral Courage
Presented by: Joshua Landry, Regional Ethicist
At the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre 

April 2016: Consent to Treatment: The Law is the Minimum Ethic

May 2016:  Legislating MAID: Considerations on Bill C-14

2015 – Fall

September 2015: Ethical Issues Arising in Consent, Capacity, and the Sharing of Personal Health Information.

October 2015: Clarifying the Role of SDMs, and Thinking About Mandatory Influenza Vaccination.

November 2015: Carter v. Canada…and the Ethical Challenges we Now Face.

December 2015: Ethical Challenges in Managing Police Requests for Non-Medically Necessary Interventions.