2012-2013 Annual Report

Report on Health Care Ethics

Among the noteworthy health care ethics events this past year are the publication of the revised Health Ethics Guide from the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, and a year-long project to review and revise the policy and form for documenting patients’ and residents’ wishes in the event they need resuscitation.  

In response to St. Joseph's emerging roles and priorities, the health care ethics committee of the board went through a process of discernment and planning to revise its mandate to better reflect needs in our changing environment.

Also underway is a review by all the ethics committees across St Joseph’s to consider changes and strategies to enhance the ways we are addressing the needs for ethical discernment in our provision of health care.  

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