Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Patients or their Substitute Decision-Makers can contact a Bioethicist at all of UHN's hospital sites.
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Urgent after-hours and weekend requests are made to the Administrator On-Site who can escalate to the Director of Bioethics as needed.
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 2710
Ajmera Transplant CentrePhone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5527
Toronto General Hospital
Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 8607
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (2 bioethicists at this site)
Phone: 416 597 3422 ext. 3972 or ext. 7611
Toronto Western Hospital
Phone: 416 603 5800 ext. 2521
A bioethicist provides support to staff, physicians, patients and their family members in dealing with ethical issues in a patient's care. This work involves ensuring that:
For example, Bioethicists are often contacted to help Substitute Decision-Makers when a patient can't express their own wishes. Sometimes a family member needs help understanding their new role. In other cases, the substitute decision-maker's views may differ from those expressed in the past by the patient.
Bioethicists also develop policies and guidelines, conduct research, and promote the ethical conduct of research on human subjects by reviewing protocols as members of the organization's Research Ethics Board (REB).
We have a short
brochure that describes what a Bioethicist does, provides examples of situations where they may help, and supplies contact information for Bioethicists at UHN.
Here is some useful information for patients who want to appoint a Power of Attorney for Personal Care and/or Continuing Power of Attorney for Property.
Advance care-planning is a time for you to reflect on your values and your wishes, as well as to let others know your future health and personal care preferences in case you can't consent or refuse treatment in the future. National resources are now available to help you make an Advance Care Plan: