Ethics Committee

Ethics Resources for Members, Residents, and Students

Teaching and Practicing Ethics in Family Medicine
What is the best approach for teaching ethics? Understanding that no single teaching methodology will fit well for all teachers in all settings, the Committee on Ethics developed Ethics in Family Medicine: Faculty Handbook to provide faculty with a hands-on “how-to” approach. Use this practical guide when developing or reviewing curricula for teaching ethics and professionalism, and for training new faculty members. The Handbook is designed to provide easy access to information to such topics as:

Competencies for Ethics and Professionalism in Canadian Family Medicine Residency Programs – addressing ethical questions and concerns

Ethics Primer for teachers – identifying values, ethical issues and suggested case analysis method

Sample Lesson Template – connecting simple ideas with standard sets of values

Sample Lesson Plans

Tips for Integrating Ethics in Clinic

Mapping Ethical Values to CanMEDS-FM Roles (Appendix 2) - identifying values referenced in CanMEDS-FM

Library Services
CFPC members are able to request assistance from Library Services if they need help with conducting a search or in obtaining an article. Requests can be submitted by using this request form. For more detailed information, please ask [email protected]

Codes, Policies, and Statements
Organizations and Centres

Other Resources
Ethics Journals
This is a list of journals accessible on the Web with annotations on content.

Bioethics for Clinicians
This series in CMAJ includes topics such as consent, research ethics, and resource allocation. Each topic features case studies, definitions, and ethical/legal issues.

Literature Arts & Medicine Database
An annotated multimedia list of prose, poetry, film, video, and art that was developed to be a dynamic and comprehensive resource for teaching and research in the medical humanities

Virtual Mentor
An interactive, web-based forum for analysis and discussion of ethical and professional issues that medical students, residents and young physicians encounter during their educational training.

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