Justice and Compassion in Canadian Health Reform

We have been told that the Canadian healthcare system needs to be reformed in order to fit better into the new economy. As Roy Romanow prepares to deliver his report on healthcare, Canadians wonder which direction we will take. Dr. Nuala Kenny, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax, argues that Canadians need to embrace the values of justice and compassion so that the reforms serve the needs of those who need them most. Frequently consulted on public health issues by all levels of government, Dr. Kenny is past President of both the Canadian Pediatric Society and the Canadian Bioethics Society. Sponsored by the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, St. Mary's General Hospital, and St. Jerome’s University. This talk will be followed by the 2002 Challenge for Change event, Justice and Compassion: To Heal the World, a one-day ecumenical forum featuring Dr. Neil Arya, M.D., Co-Vice President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (the IPPNW was the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient) and Former President, Physicians for Global Survival (Canadian Affiliate of IPPNW). Challenge for Change is sponsored by a number of Christian churches as well as the Social Awareness Office of the Diocese of Hamilton and St. Jerome's University.

Dr. Nuala Kenny, O.C., M.D.

Chair, Department of Bioethics, Dalhousie University, Halifax Former Deputy Minister of Health for Nova Scotia Chair of the Values Committee of the Prime Minister's National Forum on Health Member of the Sisters of Charity of Halifax since 1962 Member of Order of Canada and Recipient of four honorary degrees Author, What Good is Health Care? Reflections on the Canadian Experience

Friday, November 22, 2002 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University