Moral Distress in Healthcare

    Addressing thorny ethical issues in the health system

    CALGARY, March 4 /CNW/ - March 3-9, 2008 is Health Ethics Week in
Alberta. Approximately 30 events will take place during the week around
Alberta that will explore difficult questions at the intersection of morality
and health care. A sampling of events includes:

      -  Ethical Challenges in End of Life Care
         Canmore Hospital, Mountain View Room
         Thursday, March 06, 2008, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

      -  Medical Futility - Seeking Clarity: An Ethics View
         Foothills Medical Centre, Coombs Theatre, Calgary
         Friday, March 07, 2008, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

      -  What Does An Ethical Organization Look Like?
         Royal Alexandra Hospital, Room 4511, Children's Centre, Edmonton
         Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

       - When Your Work Gets You Down: Moral Distress & Health Professionals
         Chinook Regional Hospital Auditorium, Lethbridge
         Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 9:00 am to 10:30 am

    A full list of events - lectures, discussion groups, video discussion
groups - held by community groups and health organizations during Health
Ethics Week 2007 is available at
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    Health Ethics Week is coordinated by the Provincial Health Ethics Network
(PHEN), a non-partisan not-for-profit, with the support of the University of
Calgary Office of Medical Bioethics, the University of Alberta John Dossetor
Health Ethics Centre, the Alberta Catholic Health Corporation Ethics Service.

For further information:

For further information: Al-Noor Nenshi Nathoo, Executive Director,
Provincial Health Ethics Network, Ph. (403) 508-0070, E-mail:,

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