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Mother and child Clinical Ethics Unit

Striving to support the various health professionals faced with increasingly complex situations and to foster the development of an ethical environment, CHU Sainte-Justine created the Mother and Child Clinical Ethics Unit.


  • Give greater importance to an ethical environment and culture within the institution.
  • Support and better equip stakeholders who continually face more complex decision making challenges so as to improve ethical decision-processes.
  • Become a mother and child ethical governance, support and development hub for the Mother and Child Network.
  • Foster field-level clinical ethics education and the development of specific knowledge and skills that are needed for working within the framework of paediatric clinical ethics. 
  • Develop and take part in clinical ethics research projects both on the national and international levels.

Mandate directions

In order to meet its clinical and academic objectives, the ethics unit adopts the following 3 mandates that reflect CHU Sainte-Justine’s university profile:

Make-up of Mother and Child Clinical Ethics Unit


  • Dr. Marie José Clermont, MD
  • Dr. Thérèse St-Laurent Gagnon, MD, PhD
  • Ms Sylvie Fortin, PhD, Anthropologist
  • Mr. George Bastien, Coordinator of Spiritual Care
  • Dr. Guylaine Larose, MD, LLA
  • Dr. Nathalie Gaucher, MD, PhD cand.
  • Dr. Michel Duval, MD
  • Ms Annie Canuel, Clinical Nurse
  • Ms Isabelle Tremblay, Psychologist
  • Ms Marie-Claude Levasseur, Nurse, Bsc
  • Mr. Michel Lorange, Consultant, Clinical and Organizational Ethics
  • Ms Majorie Vadnais, MD
  • Ms Amélie Dupont Thibodeau, MD, PhD cand.

Articling Members

Students in the paediatric clinical ethics university program.

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Updated on 10/8/2014
Created on 8/20/2014
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