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Discharge Planning as a Quotidian Ethical Issue

Event Date: 
October 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Discharge planning or transitions-in-care planning does not have a high profile yet it is a frequent daily activity filled with many distressing ethical challenges. These challenges extend from the bedside, to boardrooms and to legislative levels. While it is not a high profile ethical activity it has a significant and lasting impact on people in need of care, their families, practitioners and healthcare. 
This presentation will:
  • Illustrate how and why discharge planning is a quotidian ethical endeavor;
  • Illustrate the ethical challenges, including the moral distress experienced by those involved in transitions in care planning;
  • Identify some ways to address the quotidian ethical dilemmas of discharge planning. 
It is the goal of the presentation to put discharging planning at a higher level of ethical discourse and engagement with a view to an improved healthcare experience. This is an opportunity for many questions and ongoing dialogue.
Admission is free, all are welcome. Hosted by the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and the Order of Malta. Contact Bambi Rutledge at for more information.
95 St Joseph Street
East Door, Room 101
Faculty of Theology
University of St Michael’s College


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