Understanding Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics are tools for thought, taken from principles of moral philosophy, which help to decide in certain complex situations arising in medicine.

Mylène Beaupré is not only a lawyer specialized in medical malpractice law, but she is also trained in Medical Ethics, holding a Master’s degree in Medical Ethics and Law from King’s College London, in England.

Mylène Beaupré attorney’s expertise in Medical Ethics enables her to guide patients and health care service providers: doctors, nurses, social workers, hospital directors etc. in certain decision-making processes where values conflict. For example :

  • If required by her religious faith, should a patient insist to give birth assisted by a female doctor?
  • Should a premature child be treated and kept alive, even though it is at high risk of being severely handicapped throughout its life?
  • Should a woman with a high risk breast cancer gene have her breasts removed as a preventive measure?
  • Should a doctor do everything possible to relieve the pain of an older person, even though it may shorten the person’s life?

Faced with such conflicting values, knowledge of Medical Ethics helps to more clearly identify all aspects of the decision-making process, allowing for, in certain cases, an acceptable compromise or, in other cases, a conclusion that one value should prevail over the other.

Me Mylène Beaupré offers her counselling and training services in Medical Ethics to health care providers: doctors, nurses, social workers; hospital directors; etc.