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

The deVeber Institute presents an Educational Series on Palliative Care

Register today to participate in this seminar and hear Jean Echlin, a pioneer in hospice Palliative Care and Kathy Pfaff, a lecturer and researcher at the University of Windsor speak.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

12:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Columbus Room, Columbus Centre

901 Lawrence Avenue West, Toronto (Near Lawrence & Dufferin)

Registration: 12:00 pm (noon), lunch and refreshments provided

Cost: $40.00 per person and includes lunch

Participants will explore the following topics:

    The Ethics of Pain Management in Long-Term Care (Barriers and Challenges)

  • A Case Study -Jean Echlin, R.N., M.S.N.
  • Findings of a Systematic Review - Kathy Pfaff, R.N., Ph.D.

    In Pursuit of Interprofessional Care - A Client-Centered Protocol (Facilitated in break-out groups):

Complications: Abortion's Impact on Women Book NOW AVAILABLE!

Our new book, Complications: Abortion's Impact on Women is now available!

The world's most comprehensive investigation of abortion and women's health.

Orders for Complications: Abortion's Impact on Women are being accepted. Simply print, fill in the form and send it to us by fax, email or phone in your order today!

Pricing Information:

Individual Book price: $29.95

Bulk Prices:

  • Orders of 10+ receive a 25% discount ($22.50 each)
  • Orders of 50+ receive a 35% discount ($19.50 each)
  • Orders of 250+ receive a 50% discount ($14.95 each)

Be the first to read this ground-breaking research!

Because women deserve to know the truth.




New Book Provides Evidence of Complications from Abortion


Toronto, October 24, 2013—A new book published by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women, stacks up the scientific evidence for the negative effects abortion has on women’s health.

“This book comes as an enormous relief for many of us who have been studying abortion for decades,” says Priscilla Coleman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University. “Finally, there is a credible, evidence-based resource to inform medicine, psychology and law.”

Drawing on over 650 published studies from international medical and psychological journals, Complications knocks down the generally accepted idea that abortion is perfectly safe.

Response to Dr. Donald Low’s Request for Assisted Suicide

Press Release: deVeber Responds to Doctor’s Request for Assisted Suicide

Response to Dr. Donald Low’s Request for Assisted Suicide

Jean Echlin, Advisor to the deVeber Institute, was interviewed by Metro Morning with Matt Galloway CBC News on September 25th, 2013

For her complete interview please click here:

Research Report: Summer 2013 Perspectives Newsletter

New faces at the deVeber Institute! News and Upcoming Events

This brand new Perspectives Research Report includes: