Jonathan Breslin

Jonathan Breslin contributes Hospital News’ Ethics Column on a bi-monthly basis. Jonathan Breslin received his PhD in philosophy, specializing in bioethics, from McMaster University in 2003.  After completing a Fellowship and Senior Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics he was hired by North York General Hospital to build and lead their first comprehensive ethics program.  He left North York General in March 2012 and is now an independent ethics consultant and educator.  Jonathan is also an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at U of T, where he teaches a third year course on ethical issues in death and dying.

Bart Mindszenthy

Bart Mindszenthy contributes Hospital News’  Caregivers Column and is host of, regularly contributing blogs, educational video clips, and engaging MCJ’s community of visitors and members with their family eldercare issues. He is co-author of the best-seller Parenting Your Parents: Support Strategies for Meeting the Challenge of Aging in the Family (2002, Dundurn Press, Toronto), written with Dr. Michael Gordon, recognized as Canada’s founding geriatrician.

In writing the original edition the subsequent revised second edition in 2005 and US edition in 2006, Bart drew upon personal experience with his elderly father and mother, listening to hundreds of people deep into eldercare, plus his professional expertise in managing crises.

Since 2002, Bart has addressed audiences across Canada and has appeared on dozens of radio and television interview and talk shows and national television specials and also a regular contributing writer to Canadian publications.

His two new books are: The Family Eldercare Workbook & Planner, a comprehensive self-directed complete guide to capture needed information and develop strategies for likely issues and difficult situations, and Aging Parents: 200+ Practical Support Tips from My Care Journey, a compilation of specific caregiving issues and challenges with tips and tactics on how to deal with them.

Bart holds a Bachelor of Philosophy degree with a concurrent major in journalism.

Kevin Reel

Kevin is the clinical and organizational ethicist at Mackenzie Health (formerly York Central Hospital) and Southlake Regional Health Centre since 2009 after completing the Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics at the Joint Centre for Bioethics (JCB) through the University of Toronto.  Kevin began studying medical ethics as an undergraduate in occupational therapy at the University of Toronto, subsequently completing an MSc in Medical Ethics at Imperial College, London (2002). Kevin is the Past Chair of PHEEP (Practising Healthcare Ethicists Exploring Professionalization) a pan-Canada group of healthcare ethics practitioners working to develop practice standards for the field. He is a registered occupational therapist in Ontario and a member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics where he co-directs a course on the MHSc bioethics program.

Karamjit Singh

Karamjit Singh contributes Hospital News’ Natural Path column. She received her Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University in 2005.  She then attended Seneca College where she received a post graduate diploma in Corporate Communications in 2008.  She currently works as the Media and Community Relations Officer at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine.


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