Current and Upcoming News & Events

NSHEN presents our annual Fall conference!

October 22-23, 2014

Best Western, Liverpool, NS

How do our perceptions of risk affect our ethical judgment?
How do we deal with risk ethically in our everyday practice?
How do we communicate information about risk in the context of supporting informed choice?
How should we act in the face of risk and uncertainty?
How does system change generate risk (and opportunity​)​?

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Annual Report

13-14 NSHEN Annual Report



AVDHA 7th Annual Ethics Workshop

Professional Boundaries

May 7, 2014

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NSHEN Advanced Clinical Ethics Consultation Workshop

April 9, 2014

Holiday Inn and Conference Centre, Truro, NS

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National Health Ethics Week 

National Health Ethics Week is a time set aside for health and educational institutions, health care professionals, community organizations, businesses and members of the general public, to host and take part in educational events that explore health ethics issues.

National Health Ethics Week was designed with the following goals in mind:

  • Encourage the organization of events to raise awareness of ethics issues related to health and health care across Canada
  • Provide greater visibility for Canadian ethics committees, services and supports 
  • Provide an opportunity for Canadians to engage in dialogue regarding current health ethics issues facing their communities

We invite you to join us in participating in Canada’s inaugural National Health Ethics Week!

Local Events

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Halifax - IWK Health Centre

The Right to Die

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Parker Reception Room, Available via Telehealth 
  • Speaker: Jocelyn Downie, Professor, Dalhousie University School of Law
  • For more info, please contact Krista Mleczko-Skerry at

Thursday, March 12, 2014

Halifax - IWK Health Centre

Collaboration: Key to Healthcare

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Location: IWK Auditorium. Available via Telehealth
  • Speaker: Honourable Kelvin Olgivie, Senator 
  • For more info, please contact Krista Mleczko-Skerry at 

Across Canada Events

To view National Health Ethics Week events happening across the country, please click here

For more information on this educational event, or to register, please click here