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September 2021

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: ‘Doctor Knows Best?’: Reconsidering paternalism in paediatrics in the wake of the Pandemic’s 4th Wave

September 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Nipa Chauhan, MHSc Research Associate, Sinai Health Jessica Faust, MSW RSW, Social Worker, SickKids NICU Rebecca Greenberg RN, PhD Senior Bioethicist, Sinai Health   Date:                 September 23, 2021 Time:                12 to 1 p.m. Location:         Virtual via Zoom   Register in advance for this webinar: https://sinaihealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-10M_K_zSpuOznFMilA5cA After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Description: Paternalism, in its traditional form, seems largely incompatible with western medicine. In paediatrics decision-making is often done by…

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“There is so much racism” – Reflections on health care in Indigenous communities

September 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“There is so much racism” – Reflections on health care in Indigenous communities. Facilitated by Dr. Marlyn Cook and Dr. Michael Kirlew When: September 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. Dr. Marlyn Cook and Dr. Michael Kirlew are physicians currently practicing at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority in Moose Factory, ON. Join Dr. Cook and Dr. Kirlew in a candid discussion on how structural racism is built into systems and institutions. Through sharing experiences, observations and storytelling, Dr. Cook and Dr. Kirlew…

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October 2021

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: Building Resiliency Through Our Values

October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Emma Wallwork, Peer Resiliency Champion Mary Modeste, Director, Organizational Development, Diversity & Wellness     Becky Greenberg, Senior Bioethicist     Date:                 October 14, 2021 Time:                12 to 1 p.m. Location:         Zoom - Register via link   Register in advance for this webinar: https://sinaihealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SH0cYyRnSBWl8HXW94fi3A   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Description: Moral distress and burnout have long been occupational hazards for healthcare workers. COVID-19 has brought additional stressors to healthcare workers…

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November 2021

FREE Sinai Health Webinar: How to be a Self-Directed Investor

November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

  Learn how to be a Self-Directed Investor with National Bank for your chance to receive a $25 Uber Eats Gift Card! Interested in managing your own investments? Join National Bank as they host an exclusive webinar for Sinai Health on Friday, November 19 at noon. You'll learn the basics of different investment products, the benefits of taking control of your own investing and how easy it is to get started. Click here to register. Anyone who asks a question during the…

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December 2021

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: Surgeons Reflect on Waitlist Prioritization: SickKids Ethics Framework for Operative Allocation

December 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The pandemic has exacerbated surgical waitlists globally and has occasioned the opportunity to reflect on how prioritization and resource allocation decisions are made. While several clinically informed scoring systems (such as the Paediatric Canadian Access Targets for Surgery) are used widely to differentiate degrees of clinical urgency when prioritizing surgery, these tools do not go further in providing guidance on the more value-laden aspects of prioritization. This exploratory study was undertaken to gain insight into surgeon’s perspectives regarding the clinical,…

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January 2022

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: Moral and structural distress in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Moral distress arises from ethical challenges when actions of the healthcare professional are constrained. Structural distress emerges from policies and practices that adversely influence marginalized groups. We examine the importance of moral and structural distress in healthcare settings and explore how the current COVID-19 pandemic has led to increased moral and structural distress. We provide examples from the physician and medical resident experience. Date: January 13, 2022 Time: 12 to 1 p.m. Location: Virtual via Zoom Register in advance for…

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April 2022

Sinai Health Bioethics Grand Rounds: “The Power of One: Starting the journey to understanding Indigenous ways of knowing in health”

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Melissa Stevenson, Indigenous RN, Senior Policy Analyst and Strategic Issues Advisor - Indigenous Health, Toronto Public Health Abstract: The purpose of this presentation is to start the vital conversation about the important role culture plays within Indigenous health and wellness. Reviewing the important ethical considerations healthcare providers need to reflect on when caring for Indigenous clients. We will review what it means to use ‘both eyes’ within service and care planning while sharing specific examples. Register here After registering,…

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May 2022

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: Navigating the Grey Zones of Track 2 MAiD Assessments

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenters: Dr. Justine Dembo Dr. Russell Goldman Dr. Bill Mah Moderator: Rosanna Macri On March 17, 2021, changes to the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) legislation came into effect through Bill C-7. These changes allow eligible persons to pursue MAiD, whether their natural death is reasonably foreseeable (Track One) or not reasonably foreseeable (Track Two). This panel presentation will provide a brief overview of the current MAiD legislation and focus on contentious issues experienced by MAiD assessors and providers with…

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June 2022

Sinai Health Bioethics Grand Rounds: Evaluating the Toronto Region Hospitals COVID-19 Visitor Policy using an Accountability for Reasonableness Framework

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenters: Vivian Tam, MD, MSc CCFP(EM) candidate Peter Allatt BA, MA, MHSc. Retired Bioethicist In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the introduction of visitor restrictions to acute care hospitals in Ontario, Canada, which remain in evolution as we navigate successive phases of the pandemic. In response, the Toronto Region COVID-19 Hospital Operations Table developed a policy to facilitate these restrictions at six academic institutions in the city. This seminar will explore the results of the first qualitative quality improvement…

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July 2022

Kids & Company Webinar: Managing Big Emotions

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you overwhelmed by your child’s tantrums? Do they make you feel like you’re on the verge of a meltdown, too? Learn strategies to help your child through their big emotions while keeping your cool through the process. Register by clicking the date and time below: Wednesday, July 20 from noon to 1 p.m.

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September 2022

Sinai Bioethics Grand Rounds: Conflict, Objection, Stigma: Providing Patient-Centred Care When We Don’t Agree

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this presentation we will discuss how staff disagreements with an individual patient’s or clinical service’s moral justification can impact an individual or team’s ability to provide patient-centred care. This impact can emerge in many ways, including as moral distress. Sometimes moral distress doesn’t capture the felt phenomenon and a stronger conception is needed to properly address our needs. I call this “moral scarring”. Case examples from the start-of-life and end-of-life will be explored to illustrate these learnings. Special focus…

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Healthy Ageing 101 Education Series – Gait and Balance in Older Adults

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Healthy Ageing 101 is a free, virtual health education series open to all. Every month, September through June, a new health topic related to healthy ageing is discussed. During the one hour session, attendees will hear from an expert speaker and have the opportunity to participate in a 30 minute question and answer session. For our September session, Dr. Anna Grosse, a geriatric medicine fellow from Australia, will be presenting on falls. Please click the date and time below to…

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