Following are some health ethics case resources. If you know of additional resources that have been helpful to you that are not listed here, please let us know.


Case Studies – Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Trinity International University

Case Studies – UK Clinical Ethics Network  

Cases: Interactive modules – Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Inside the ethics committee – BBC Radio. (Podcasts – a panel of experts discuss real-life cases.)

Virtual Mentor


Note: Many of these resources are available from NSHEN’s Lending Library

Case studies in medical ethics. Robert M. Veatch. Harvard University Press: Cambridge MA, 1977.

Case studies in public health ethics. Steven S. Coughlin. American Public Health Association: Washington D.C., 2009.

Classic cases in medical ethics. Gregory E. Pence. McGraw-Hill: New York, 1995.

Clinical ethics: A practical approach to ethical decisions in clinical medicine. Albert Jonsen, Mark Siegler & William Winslade. McGraw-Hill Medical, 2010.

Complex ethics consultations: Cases that haunt us. Paul Ford & Denise Dudzinski (eds.). Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Ethics consultation: From theory to practice. Mark Aulisio, Robert Arnold & Stuart Youngner. Hopkins Fulfillment Service, 2003.

Moments that matter: Cases in ethical eldercare. Michael Gordon. iUniverse, Inc.: New York, 2010.

Population and Public Health Ethics Casebook – CIHR, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy, and Public Health Ontario, 2012

Rural Health Ethics: A Manual for Trainers. William Nelson & Karen Schifferdecker. (See page 23 for case studies


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