Conference: Practical Ethics in Home-Based Care

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Elizabeth Health Care, the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute is pleased to host "Practical Ethics in Home-Based Care: A Conference in Honour of St. Elizabeth Health Care on Its 100th Anniversary."

This day-long conference, to be held November 6, 2008 on the University of Toronto Campus, will be of interest to anyone involved in home care: nurses, physicians, personal support workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians.

Dr. Mary Vachon, recipient of the 2008 Life-Time Achievement Award of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing, is the Keynote Speaker.

Interactive workshops will be offered on such issues as:
• mental health and crisis management in home care;
• cross cultural issues in home care;
• spirituality and home-based care;
• the family as context in home care.

A multi-disciplinary panel will address the topic, "The Ethics of Delivery of Care in Difficult Situations."

One hundred years in health care is an anniversary worth celebrating! For further information about this event, please contact the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute: 416-926-2335,, or visit our website,


University of Toronto Toronto, ON
43° 40' 12.8388" N, 79° 23' 12.318" W
This community event is not affiliated with Faith Connections, but we believe it to be of specific interest to young adults aged 18-39 and with a faith-based or social justice theme. However, we can be mistaken — if you're not sure this event will meet your expectations, please check with the event organizers.