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Health Ethics

Regional Ethics Contact

Interlake-Eastern RHA's ethics committee is chaired by Dr. Myron Thiessen, vice-president of medical services and Jo-Ann Welham, regional manager of quality and risk.

Questions can be directed to Debbie Gregoire, executive assistant to the vice presdient of medical services, at 204.785.4721.

Ethical Issues in Health Care
Ethical issues are part of everyday life.  In ethics, as in life, peace of mind is a result of having healthy relationships. Clinical ethics dilemmas arise when a patient, patient’s family, clinical staff or physician has concerns about the delivery of health care.  Either there does not appear to be a clear course of action or there are disagreements or conflicts of values, interests or perspectives.

Topics that are “value-laden” are ethical in nature.  This includes anything that relates to rights, obligations, responsibilities, justice and fairness.

Taking a second look is often helpful. Talking it out with the people involved is important. Ultimately, it may be necessary to call on an outside party to review the situation and sort out the essential issues.
Regional Ethics Committee

Consistent with processes and procedures established by the Manitoba Provincial Health Ethics Network, the regional ethics committee develops and implements a framework for ethical decision-making and associated processes to support regional care providers in addressing ethical issues

Visit the Ethics for Everyone blog created by the Winnipeg Regional Ethics Council. The blog features over 40 ethics-related columns.

Presentations from December 10th 2013 Health Ethics Forum



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