The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

Response to physician-assisted suicide in Canada by Jean Echlin

Jean Echlin, Palliative Care Nursing Specialist

Pediatricians Warn of Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

by Dr. Susan Berry 17 Apr 2015

 

In a press release last week, the American College of Pediatricians urged health care providers to educate young women about the strong link between abortion and breast cancer.

For the complete article visit here:

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/17/pediatricians-warn-of-abortion-breast-cancer-link/

DeVeber is Hiring Summer Interns !

The following job positions are open this summer at the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research. Please forward to any potential candidates. Note the detailed criteria and timelines below, applications which do not meet the criteria or deadlines will not be reviewed. The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from all students.

Please note that all positions will be paid minimum wage from a Government grant from Canada Summer Jobs. Students must be returning to school in September full-time.

-Preference is given to post-secondary students.  This opportunity is for students aged 15 to 30 years who are enrolled in school for September.

Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Spring 2015 Review of Complications

Book Review
 
Abortion’s Impact on Women, by Angela Lanfranchi, Ian Gentles, and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy, softcover, 433 pp, $29.95, ISBN-13: 978-0920453360, Toronto, Ontario, De Veber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, 2013.
 
The adverse impact of legally induced abortion on society is apparent, with major demographic and social changes. Greatly increased numbers of legal abortions make this impact on women’s health all the more consequential. This book meets a major need to make these effects known.
 
Demographers distinguish between a first and second demographic transition. The first manifests a reduction in the birth rate from greater use of all kinds of birth control.

Check ethics at the door

Check ethics at the door Re: Doctors’ Beliefs Must Not Impede Care: Ontario College, March 7. Published in National Post.

Something precious was lost when Ontario’s College of Physicians and Surgeons voted to strip doctors of their universally recognized right not to participate in an action that violates a properly formed conscience.

Its arrogance was nicely captured in the quote from past president Dr. Marc Gabel, who told the college counsel, “You cannot kick someone out of your office without care” — a slanderous mischaracterization of physicians who wish to bow out of the referral process for abortion and doctor-assisted killing. The vote took place the same day the Canadian Medical Association reportedly defended a physician’s right not to be forced to refer against his/her moral beliefs.