National Health Ethics Week 2016

NSHEN developed cases specifically for National Health Ethics Week 2016. These 5 cases are available here.

Other Resources

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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