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For over two decades, Lakehead University’s Centre for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) has been committed to collaboration with healthcare organizations, academic institutions, interdisciplinary professionals, students, and members of the public.

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Who We Are

The Centre for Health Care Ethics is a research centre that serves as a hub for information, education, and collaboration.

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Our Mission

The mission of CHCE is to foster high quality, ethical health care through research, education, and capacity building.

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Ethics Education and Support

Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics provides education and support for health care organizations and teams, students, volunteers, and members of the public.

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Encounters in Bioethics Program

Encounters in Bioethics is an essential part of The Centre for Health Care Ethics’ research, mentoring and educational mandate. Eight times a year Encounters in Bioethics presents discussions and dialogues on ethical issues in health care.

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New book explores Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying policies

September 18, 2023

A newly released academic book edited by a university professor and a health lawyer is making an important contribution to Canadian public policy on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) while examining opportunities for advocacy for health equity.
Research Matters, with Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio

April 19, 2023

Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, Director, Centre for Health Care Ethics and Director & Associate Professor, School of Nursing joins host Dr. Andrew P. Dean, Vice-President of Research and Innovation, in the seventh episode of Research Matters.
Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio publishes new article outlining how hospital visitation policies can better respond with compassion during COVID-19

April 28, 2021

Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio, Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Director of the Centre for Health Care Ethics, recently published an article in the American Journal of Critical Care that outlines the ways hospital policies have...
Congratulations to Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio on the publication of her new book

September 21, 2020

Congratulations to Assistant Professor (School of Nursing) and Director (Centre for Health Care Ethics), Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio on the publication of her new book entitled Health Care Ethics through the Lens of Moral Distress.
Introducing Bioethicist: Dr. Ryan Tonkens

March 25, 2019

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