Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

21st International Nursing Ethics Conference and 6th International Care Ethics Conference

Conference Postponed

The 21st International Nursing Ethics Conference and 6th International Care Ethics Conference will be rescheduled to 2021 in Toronto. We will keep you apprised when the new date is set.

2021 – Date TBD

2 day conference

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  • This conference is presented in collaboration with the International Care Ethics Observatory at the University of Surrey and the journal Nursing Ethics.

    Sustaining Ethical Care through Resistance and Conscientious Commitment

    The conference theme examines the place of conscientious commitment and resistance in building and sustaining moral agency within current healthcare systems. These practices require that nurses and other healthcare practitioners provide needed care in the face of the perception of unjust laws and policies, social disapproval, and/or a lack of organizational support. How can these practices be fostered? What are their limits? How are they related to professional identity?

    Issues related to the conference theme will be addressed by international experts and scholars in the field of ethics and nursing. Ample opportunity will be afforded for interactive dialogue and discussion with keynote speakers and panelists.

    Practitioners, researchers, educators, managers and students in the field of health and social care from around the world are invited to attend and participate in this conference to engage in ongoing discussions about these questions in relation to how ethical care can best be sustained in the context of issues related to conscientious commitment and resistance.

    Abstracts will be invited for oral presentations in the concurrent sessions to address the main theme – Sustaining Ethical Care through Resistance and Conscientious Commitment. We will begin accepting abstracts in early 2021. Issues of particular interest would include but are not restricted to:
    • Moral agency and identity in global contexts
    • Conscientious commitment and resistance in nursing and care practices
    • Conscientious commitment and resistance in leadership, education, and research
    • Political dimensions of ethics in care
    • Everyday ethical challenges in health and social care
    • The role of ethics education in sustaining ethical care
    • Ethics and professional regulation
    • The contribution of ethical codes
    • Ethical climate in health and social care organisations
    • Moral distress and moral resilience
    • Multi-disciplinary perspectives on ethics in care
    • Philosophical perspectives on ethics in care
    • The future of ethics in care
  • Call for Abstracts

    This year’s conference theme examines the place of conscientious commitment and resistance in building and sustaining moral agency within current healthcare systems. These practices require that nurses and other healthcare practitioners provide needed care in the face of the perception of unjust laws and policies, social disapproval, and/or a lack of organizational support. How can these practices be fostered? What are their limits? How are they related to professional identity? Issues related to the conference theme will be addressed by international experts and scholars in the field of ethics and nursing. Ample opportunity will be afforded for interactive dialogue and discussion with keynote speakers and panelists. Practitioners, researchers, educators, managers and students in the field of health and social care from around the world are invited to attend and participate in this conference to engage in ongoing discussions about these questions in relation to how ethical care can best be sustained in the context of issues related to conscientious commitment and resistance. Abstracts are invited for oral presentations in the concurrent sessions to address the main theme – Sustaining Ethical Care through Resistance and Conscientious Commitment. Submission deadline has been extended to March 9, 2020. Issues of particular interest would include but are not restricted to:
    • Moral agency and identity in global contexts
    • Conscientious commitment and resistance in nursing and care practices
    • Conscientious commitment and resistance in leadership, education, and research
    • Political dimensions of ethics in care
    • Everyday ethical challenges in health and social care
    • The role of ethics education in sustaining ethical care
    • Ethics and professional regulation
    • The contribution of ethical codes
    • Ethical climate in health and social care organisations
    • Moral distress and moral resilience
    • Multi-disciplinary perspectives on ethics in care
    • Philosophical perspectives on ethics in care
    • The future of ethics in care

    Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

    • All abstracts must be submitted online utilizing the online Abstract Submission Form.
    • All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English.
    • The abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and reflect the content of the presentation. Do not include pictures or diagrams.
    • The deadline for abstract submission is March 9, 2020.
    • The abstract review committee members will review and select submitted abstracts. Selection will be based on originality, relevance to conference theme, and evidence of rigour.
    • The main author (must also be the contact author) will receive an e-mail confirming the acceptance or non-acceptance of the abstract by March 6, 2020.
    • All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference materials.
    • Presentations will be 15 minutes in length and 5 minutes for questions.
    • In order for an abstract to be presented, the presenting author must register and pay the registration fee by April 10, 2020
    • If you have any further queries, please send an e-mail to ethicsconference2020@utoronto.ca

    Call for Abstracts

    Deadline extended to March 9, 2020

    Submit Your Abstract

  • Call for Nominations:
    Human Rights and Nursing Awards

    Every day, all over the world, nurses make a positive difference to the lives of individuals, families and communities. The care delivered by nurses is directed to everyone, especially to some of the most vulnerable people in our global community. The exceptional work of some nurses in promoting and enacting respect for human rights for everyone represent a source of inspiration for other nurses. We believe that these nurses deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated.

    The International Care Ethics Observatory at the University of Surrey, UK, presents the Human Rights and Nursing Awards yearly to two nurses in recognition of their outstanding commitment to human rights. These awards exemplify the essence of nursing as a moral practice.

    The Awards were first given in 2001 and have since gained in momentum. They have been given to nurses working in different settings, from the Gaza Strip to Australia, from the Republic of Ireland to Cambodia, Brazil and India on projects involving the poorest people, as well as pioneering innovative care, active social advocating and teaching health care personnel in all types of settings. The Human Rights and Nursing Awards are presented to any nurse in recognition of an outstanding commitment to human rights and exemplifying the essence of nursing’s philosophy of humanity to further their work. The aim of the Awards is to give nurses visibility and to celebrate those whose work fosters international respect for human rights and dignity of people everywhere.

    The Awards are presented each year during an official ceremony that takes place during the Nursing Ethics and International Ethics in Care Conference.

    Criteria for the Human Rights and Nursing Awards

    The International Care Ethics Observatory Advisory Group and members of the Nursing Ethics Editorial Board review all nominations for the Human Rights and Nursing Awards annually.

    1. The contributions and accomplishments of the nominee must be of international significance to human rights.
    2. The contributions of the nominee have influenced health care and/or nursing practice.

    Nominations can be submitted throughout the year. Possible candidates need to be nominated and sponsored by others. The Award includes a significant financial reward, which is to be used for the furtherance of the award recipient’s work.

    Do you know a nurse who makes a significant contribution to the promotion of human rights in their care of people in need?

    If you have a nomination please get in touch with the Human Rights Awards Co-ordinators: Tiziana Sala Defilippis (nursing-ethics@surrey.ac.uk) or Jane Leng (j.e.leng@surrey.ac.uk). Insert an email subject heading of ‘Human Rights and Nursing Award Nomination’.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Registration Information

    Fees

    Early Bird (until April 10, 2020) $525 + 13% HST
    Regular price (starts April 11, 2020) $585 + 13% HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni – save 15% $500 + 13% HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty – save 15% $500 + 13% HST
    Student – save 33% $390 + 13% HST

    Wine and Cheese Reception

    At the end of the first day of the conference, participants may attend the wine and cheese reception for an additional cost.

    Wine and Cheese Reception
    Saturday, June 6, 1700-1800
    $30 + 13% HST

    Please Note

    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the conference and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to ethicsconference2020@utoronto.ca by April 10, 2020. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request by May 29, 2020.
    • Registration is limited.
    • Advanced registration is required. Registration deadline: May 29, 2020.
    • U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD graduates of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to individuals with a faculty position, adjunct or status appointment, or are a Clinical Instructor (current academic year only) at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Cancellation Policy – The University reserves the right to cancel the conference due to unavailability of speakers, facilities or insufficient enrolment. A decision on cancellation will be made by April 24, 2020, so early registration is recommended. If the conference is cancelled you will receive a full refund. We are not responsible for travel fees or any expenses incurred by you.
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  • Accommodations

    We have not reserved a block of rooms at any hotel. The options below — chosen due to their proximity — are provided for your information only and do not constitute a recommendation. The venue and these accommodations are marked on Google Maps.

    Conference Venue

    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    M5T 1P8

    On-Campus Student Residences

    Some University of Toronto student residences offer inexpensive short-term accommodations during the summer. Information about 2020 offerings will be announced in January at www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/hs/summer. New College is one residence that offers short-term stays.

    Hotels Close to the Conference Venue

    1. Kimpton Saint George Hotel
      Reservations: 1 (888) 563-2004
      Front Desk: (416) 968-0010
      280 Bloor Street West
      www.kimptonsaintgeorge.com
    2. Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville
      (416) 960-5200
      220 Bloor Street West
      toronto.intercontinental.com
    3. Marriott CourtYard Toronto Downtown
      Reservations: 1 (800) 847-5075
      Front Desk: 1 (416) 924-0611
      475 Yonge Street
      www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown
    4. Holiday Inn Toronto Downtown Centre
      Reservations: 1 877 660-8550
      Front Desk: (416) 977-6655
      30 Carleton St.
      www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/toronto/yyzct/hoteldetail
    5. Chelsea Hotel Toronto
      Reservations: 1 800 CHELSEA
      Main: (416) 595-1975
      33 Gerard St. W.
      www.chelseatoronto.com
    6. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Downtown
      (416) 977-5000
      108 Chestnut Street
      doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ontario/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-toronto-downtown-YTOCSDT/index.html
    7. Toronto Marriott Downtown
      Reservations: 1 (800) 905-0667
      Front Desk: (416) 597-9200
      525 Bay Street
      www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzec-toronto-marriott-downtown-eaton-centre-hotel/
    8. Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
      (416) 361-1000
      123 Queen Street W.
      www.sheratontoronto.com

  • Contact Us

    Email: ethicsconference2020@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd/ethics-conference
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Suite 130
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    M5T 1P8

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