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Faculty Member

Ruby Shanker MBBS., MHSc.(Bioethics)

Email Address(es)
Office Phone
416.946.4501 x 8750
Office Address
210A, Suite# 200, 2nd floor 700 University Avenue Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z5
Clinical Public Health Division
Adjunct Lecturer
SGS Status
Associate (Restricted) Member

Research Interests

  • Relations of power within healthcare ethics practice and ethicist identity;, including professionalization of healthcare ethics
  • Hidden curricula within healthcare education , training, and practice 
  • Patient engagement and empowerment for healthcare system navigation
  • Healthcare ethics practice (clinical, organizational and research ethics) across critical, acute, and ambulatory care settings, including management of chronic illnesses, and end-of-life care 
      • Ethics around transitions in care
      • Ethical considerations around capacity assessments for healthcare decisions, and Advance Care Planning
      • Cultural dexterity; cross-cultural healthcare ethics and queer healthcare ethics
      • Ethics of engagement; team-based approaches to moral resiliency,  and cultural safety within inter-professional practice
  • Healthcare ethics education for medical and inter-professional audiences