Susan Cameron (right), Head Nurse of the JGH Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit, discusses pain-management tools with Dr. Céline Gélinas, a Senior Researcher at the hospital’s Nursing Research Centre.
June 2023Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Watchful eyes for inquiring minds: Inside the Research Ethics Board

The Research Ethics Board plays a key role in ensuring the safety and ethical procedures of research that leads to medical innovation.

Bessy Bitzas, Ph.D., outgoing Chair of the Research Ethics Board.
Feature articlesJune 2023

After a pioneering decade, Bessy Bitzas reflects on leadership of the Research Ethics Board

Before stepping down as Chair of the Research Board, Bessy Bitzas reflected on her role in keeping research safe and (scientifically) sound.

Rabbi Dr. Avraham Steinberg (centre) is welcomed to the Jewish General Hospital by Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg (left), President and CEO of CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, and by Dr. Michael Bouhadana, who organized Rabbi Steinberg’s lecture.
July 2017News

Jewish tradition does not insist on delaying death in all cases, expert says

Even though Jewish tradition considers life to be sacred, extraordinary measures do not always need to be taken to prolong the life of a dying person, an expert on Jewish medical ethics explained at a JGH lecture.

Dr. Michael Dworkind
NewsSeptember 2015

Better palliative care would make euthanasia largely unnecessary, symposium told

Euthanasia that is permissible under Quebec’s Bill 52 could be avoided in many cases if more terminally ill patients had access to high-quality palliative care, says a JGH family physician.

Fall 2014News

Euthenasia denounced at ethics conference

The concept of dying with dignity has come under criticism from Rabbi Raphael Afilalo, JGH Chief of Pastoral Services, as nothing but a euphemism that confers social acceptability on curtailing one’s own life or that of another person.