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Friday, September 16, 2016

Ottawa Hospital’s chief ethicist terminated from job — but it’s unclear why (media)



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 ...While bioethicists employed as professors in universities are protected by academic privilege, the same is not true for those who work for other institutions, and they may sometimes run afoul of senior administrators and donors, said Somerville, who is now a professor of bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
And yet an ethicist “can be the last barrier to something done wrong. They are the safeguard that everything is being done in an ethical way,” said Somerville, who is now a professor of bioethics at the University of Notre Dame Australia.
“When an ethicist is suddenly terminated with no warning and no cause given, and is known to be working in a very controversial area, then you have to know why they they have lost their job.”

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