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Encounters in Bioethics: Caring for People with Chronic Pain – Challenging ethical issues

October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join the Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics for a presentation and discussion session on Caring for People with Chronic Pain: Challenging ethical issues.

  • Addressing distress from the lack of definite diagnosis and/or treatment plan
  • Balancing hope and realism when discussing expectations
  • Responding to injustices experienced by the pain sufferer

Hadi Shojaei, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, St. Joseph’s Care Group; Assistant Professor, NOSM

-Jennifer Lake, RN, Chronic Pain Management Program, SJCG
-Paul Francis, MSW, RSW, Director of Indigenous Relations, SJCG
-Deborah Scharf, PhD, CPsych, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Lakehead University

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Venue:  St. Joseph’s Heritage, Georgian Room, 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay

Everyone is welcome. Free Admission. Free Parking.

poster Oct 23-24, 2019, Caring for people with chronic pain -ethical issues

This session will also be offered in a one-hour format on Thursday, October 24th, from 12 – 1 pm at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, Boardroom, 3rd Floor Administration. This is an abbreviated session; not all panelists participate. Everyone is welcome.


October 23, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


Centre for Health Care Ethics


St. Joseph’s Heritage, Georgian Room
-63 Carrie St.
Thunder Bay,
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