2006 JEMH Conference

Conference on Ethics in Mental Health

Theme: "Subtle, Perceived, insidious: The Guises of Power"

Date: May 26-27 2006

Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre Toronto, Ontario Canada

Hosted by the "Journal of Ethics in Mental health" (www.jemh.ca) in association with the Whitby Mental Health Centre and McMaster University and the Centre for Addiction and Mental health.

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May 26th 2006:PPTAudio
Pre-Conference Institute
Introduction to Mental Health Ethics - -
Robert Butcher PhD
Hospital Ethics Consultant, London, Ontario
Ethical Crossroads Along the Way: Stories about Medical Training and Psychiatry
John Maher MD FRCPC, Whitby Mental Health Centre, Canada
Openning and Welcome
Our Vision for the new Journal of Ethics in Mental Health
Kelly MacRae PhD MA BScOT,
Ronald Ballantyne MSW MBA
All Disquiet on the Western Front
"Day to Day Ethics on the Frontline: ER, Inpatient Unit, Outpatient Care" - a panel presentation -
Steve Abdool, RN, BA(h), MA, PhD(c), Bioethicist, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics and St. Michael's Hospital & Staff Bioethicist and Director, Regional Centre for Excellence in Ethics, Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, Canada;
Brian Furlong, MD, FRCP, Director, Acute Care, Homewood Health Centre, Guelph;
Ken Balderson, MD, FRCP, Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, St. Michael's Hospital & Lecturer, University of Toronto
Community Psychiatry: Assertive, Coercive, or Disabling?
Sarah Garside PhD MD FRCPC, Haldimand-Norfolk ACT Team, Canada; John Maher MD FRCPC, Peterborough ACT Team, Canada
Six Speakers and Six Perspectives on the Real Issues -
1. Client, 2. Family member, 3. Caregiver, 4. Advocate, 5. Lawyer, 6. Politician
Moral Distress and Mental Health Practitioners -
Wendy Austin PhD, MEd, RN;
John Dosseter Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta; Canada Research Chair in Relational Ethics in Healthcare
Science or Politics? The Abortion Debate
Paul Dagg MD FRCPC, Clinical Director, Tertiary Mental Health, Interior Health Authority of British Columbia, Canada
An Ethics Free for All -
Moderator - Robert Butcher PhD.
The day's presentations have stimulated your thinking... Specialists (a lawyer, an ethicist, and a psychiatrist) will field your questions on any mental health ethics topic.
Bernard Dickens LLD PhD, Francois Baylis PhD, and Sidney Bloch MB ChB PhD DPM FRCPsych FRANZCP DipPhilMed
Mental Health Ethics: An Exciting Journey -
Sidney Bloch MB ChB PhD DPM FRCPsych FRANZCP DipPhilMed, Professor Department of Psychiatry and Centre for the Study of Health and Society, University of Melbourne, Australia
May 27th 2006:PPTAudio
Directions the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health should go… -
Breakfast discussion hosted by Michael Bay
The Ethics of ‘Ethics’: Black and White or Shades of Grey -
Bernard Dickens LLD PhD FRSC; Professor Emeritus of Health Law and Policy, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medicine, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada
Patterns of Practice: Do they Help in Clinical Ethics?
Julian C. Hughes MA MB PhD, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle, UK
Human Rights of People Lacking Capacity: Theoretical and Practical Problems
Peter Bartlett LLB PhD, University of Nottingham, UK
Making the Law Match the Reality; Making the Reality Match the Law -
Michael Bay LLB JD; Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
An Ethics Free for All – Part 2” Ask your questions on any mental health ethics topic… Poll the audience on their positions… -
Moderator: Michael Bay LLB JD
Panel: Peter Bartlett LLB PhD, Robert Butcher PhD, Raj Bhatla MD, John Trainor MSW, Lana Frado Consumer advocate
Mental Health Ethics in Canada -
Remi Quirion PhD FRSC CQ; Scientific Director, Douglas Hospital Research Centre; Scientific Director, Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction of CIHR (INMHA); Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Against Compassion: Towards an Ethic of Generosity in Gift Relations to the Vulnerable - -
Joe Hermer, DPhil, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, University of Toronto, Canada
Informed Consent in Child Mental Health -
Jocelyn Hattab MD, Director, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Jerusalem Mental Health Center; Chairman, Faculty of Psychiatry, Hebrew University Medical School, Israel
Ethics of Neuroimaging in Children
Michael Hadskis, Health Law Institute, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Neuroethics: What is it and what comes next?
Francoise Baylis PhD; Professor, Dept of Bioethics and Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada; Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy
Closing Remarks -
Paul Dagg MD FRCPC Clinical Director, Tertiary Psychiatry Services, Interior Health Authority, British Columbia, Canada