Ethics Geek

OB/GYN practitioners struggle with many ethical issues. After completing a Masters in Health Science in Bioethics, my focus has been on those issues confronted by the community OB/GYN, and not those that occupy the attention of tertiary care sub-specialists and ethicists. I have written peer reviewed articles on the ethics of surrogate pregnancy, cesarean section for maternal request, adolescent confidentiality, and boundary issues for rural healthcare providers. Additionally, I regularly am asked to give talks on prenatal genetic screening, ethical decision making, facing moral challenges as a physician, and other ethics topics.

My goal is to be known as a resource for ethics that is relevant to the everyday practice of medicine in rural Canada.