Module 2: Ethics & Care


Module 2 explored issues related to Consent and Capacity, Substitute Decision-Making, Elder Abuse, Advance Care Planning and Medical Assistance in Dying. An ethical decision-making framework was presented, and key ethical decision-making principles was applied through a series of case studies. Participants contributed to a discussion board, viewed videos and interviews with subject matter experts,  that was presented with a variety of resources that will help assist them as they navigate challenging ethical dilemmas in their own professional practice. 

Linda Wright, MHSc, MSW, RSW, Bioethicist, Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Surgery and Member, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto.
Linda is a researcher with the Canadian National Transplant Research Programme. Her primary research focus is on the ethical issues raised by organ and tissue donation and transplantation. She lectures nationally and internationally on this subject, and has authored 16 book chapters and 35 peer reviewed articles in academic journals. Linda reviews for several medical and bioethics journals and is ethics section editor of Progress in Transplantation. Linda is a member of the ethics committees of the Canadian Society of Transplantation and of Canadian Blood Services and co-chair of the ethics committee of Ontario’s Trillium Gift of Life Network. 

Linda holds degrees in Sociology (Liverpool University, England), Social Work (McGill University, Montreal) and Bioethics (University of Toronto) and a fellowship in Bioethics from Mount Sinai Hospital and the Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto. Prior to her career in Bioethics, Linda worked as a social worker in childcare and medical settings. Linda retired in December 2015 from her position as Director of Bioethics for the University Health Network, Toronto where she led the Bioethics programme for 12 years. Since that time, Linda continues her research, teaching and committee activities.


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