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CAMRT-BC Virtual InfoSHARE 2020
CAMRT-BC InfoShare is going virtual this year! In lieu of regional, in-person events, CAMRT-BC will be planning online educational sessions for BC members, free of charge!
$20 for non-members
July 9, 2020 12:00-13:15 PST (webinar)
Values-based practice for MRTs
Allen Alvarez Ethicist, Ethics Education and Research, Fraser Health Ethics and Diversity Services (FHEDS)
Allen Alvarez is an Ethicist at Fraser Health. He is responsible for providing ethics education and ethics research support to Fraser Health staff to enhance quality of care. He partners with the different professional teams to collaborate in organizing learning activities and creating education resources based on the state of the art in the field of bioethics. He works hard to translate best knowledge into practical tools that impact lives especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. He provides leadership in establishing support mechanisms for healthcare staff who experience moral distress.
Allen did his postdoctoral research at the UBC Centre for Applied Ethics and NTNU in Norway before joining Fraser Health. He published research on value conflicts in bioethics, sufficiency criteria in health resource allocation in extreme scarcity, moral reasoning and philosophy of medicine. He is one of the three editors of the Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics. His PhD is in Philosophy and he is passionate about finding ways to make philosophical methods more relevant to practical life and decision-making.
- Welcome and opening remarks, Sarah Erdelyi, Provincial Mananger, CAMRT-BC
- Greeting from CAMRT-BC member, Carolyn Murdock
- Values-based practice for MRTs, Allen Alvarez
- Closing remarks, Sarah Erdelyi
1) Increase understanding among MRTs on what values-based practice is about
2) Learn to apply the BC COVID-19 Values Checklist in pandemic ethical decision-making
More to come!
For information about past InfoShare events, visit CAMRT’s past events page and scroll down to provincial organization events.
Attention students and invited guests of the 2020 CAMRT-BC Commencement Ceremonies: Due to the rapidly-evolving outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping with the recommendations and advice of governments and public health officials about public gatherings, the CAMRT-BC has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s in-person commencement ceremonies scheduled for Spring-Summer 2020.
Although we are disappointed to have to postpone, we are certain this is the most responsible decision to preserve the health and safety of student members and everyone involved, and to do our part to minimize the spread of disease. CAMRT-BC will continue to monitor the latest updates from the government and public health officials to determine the safest way to move forward with this event later this year. For the time being, registration will remain closed.