Case-Based Bioethics Teaching Guides

The following educational materials provide cases and discussion points for education and training of health professionals and students.

We provide reading resources accompanied by discussion-oriented questions for teachers who want to lead discussions based on these materials.

Confidentiality and adolescents

These materials explore the application of the duty of confidentiality when the patient is an adolescent.

Religious, cultural and philosophical objections to medical care

Discussion of ethical issues related to parents' refusal of medical treatment for a child based on religious, cultural or philosophical grounds.

Truthfulness in the physician-patient relationship

A discussion of physician fallibility, medical error and disclosure.

Witnessing incompetent or inappropriate behavior

These materials explore the ethical issues related to witnessing a colleague's incompetent or inappropriate behavior.