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Presentation to consider research ethics in healthcare

Whether in healthcare, business or the cyber world, ethical principles are largely developed in response to actions that have come under scrutiny, says Pierre Boulos.

A learning specialist in the Centre for Teaching and Learning and special advisor on research ethics education and internationalization to the UWindsor Research Ethics Board, Dr. Boulos will join Rosalind Abdool of the Centre for Clinical Ethics for a presentation next week at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare.

Entitled “Research Ethics: Going into the Rabbit Hole,” the invited keynote will consider past lapses that everyone can agree in hindsight should never have occurred.

“Our goal is not to explain why they happened or how they could have been avoided, but to uncover lessons learned and explore principles which can guide us as we move forward,” Boulos says.

Presented as part of National Health Ethics Week, the event is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.To RSVP, e-mail Dr. Abdool at Rosalind.Abdool@dhgh.org.