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Panel Members

Dr. Pierrette Fortin

Dr. Pierrette Fortin is Professor of Philosophy at l'Université de Moncton, Edmundston Campus, where she teaches ethics and applied ethics. She is an Associate Professor at l'Université de Sherbrooke and a tutor in ethics at the Centre de formation médicale du New Brunswick, located at the Moncton Campus and managed by l'Université de Sherbrooke. She has been Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Regional Health Authority in her region since 1995. She also serves on the ethics committee of the Catholic Health Association of New Brunswick. For a second year, she is Chair of the Association of Librarians and Professors, Edmundston Campus.

A graduate of l'Université de Moncton, Dre Fortin holds a Master's degree and a Doctorate in Philosophy from l'Université Laval. She has conducted research over the past ten years. She was responsible for the French components of two qualitative research projects, namely, Cancer pédiatrique : fardeau financier et impact psychosocial chez les familles du Nouveau-Brunswick et de Terre-Neuve et Labrador and Changeante dynamique des genres en médecine de famille et la satisfaction au travail des médecins de famille. She has also written several articles and presentations. In 2008, Fortin received the Conjoint Literary Award for the article entitled, “Disrespect, Harassment and Abuse: All in a Days Work for Physicians” at the Conjoint Scientific Assembly, Maritime Chapters of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is currently the principal investigator of a research project entitled, “Psychosocial and Family Consequences of Breast Cancer Among Young French-speaking Women of New Brunswick.”