Health Sciences Building, 155 College Street, Room 108
  • May 3, 2017 from 4:10pm to 5:30pm

Speaker: Carolyn Ells, RRT, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University, Research Associate, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Visiting Scholar, Joint Centre for Bioethics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Patient-centred care is a philosophy of care that is transforming health care systems, health care institutions and models of clinical practice. It involves patient and health professional(s) working in partnership, and being guided by the patient’s goals, preferences and contextual factors, to individualize decision strategies and care plans for each patient. Achieving individualized patient-centred care requires supportive leadership, practices and environments at the level of health systems and in health care delivery institutions. It also requires supportive scholarship. In this 10th Annual Sue MacRae Lecture on Ethics and Patient-Centred Care, I challenge the paucity of bioethics contributions to patient-centred care scholarship, by demonstrating how bioethics scholars and practitioners can and should contribute to shaping theory, practice and assessment of patient-centred care. My aim is to contribute to and motivate deeper understanding and integration of ethical concepts and commitments to theory of patient-centred care, to better inform and assess patient-centred practices, especially at the level of the therapeutic relationship.

This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration required.