The mission of the Bioethics service is to foster an inclusive culture of best ethical practice, education and scholarship in the pursuit of excellence in patient care.
The Bioethics Service within the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is provided by one practitioner, Dr. Michelle Mullen, who is a consultant bioethicist and head of the service.
A clinical ethics case conference approach to clinical consultation is a cornerstone of the ethics program and a model for other centres. The bioethicist supports the Research Ethics Board and the Palliative Care Program through Roger’s House.
Comprehensive ethics preparation of pediatric residents at CHEO is case-based and cycles over a two-year time frame.