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.

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.

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