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Mary Deutscher, PhD, is the New Bioethicist at St. Paul's Hospital, Saskatoon

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Jean Morrison, President and CEO, St. Paul's Hospital would like to welcome Mary Deutscher, PhD, to the position of Bioethicist, who will replace Joy Mendel's vacant Ethicist position at St. Paul's Hospital. Her first day on site at St. Paul's Hospital will be May 23, 2017. The Ethicist will work with and for the faith-based institutional members of  the Catholic Health Association of Saskatchewan in urban and rural Saskatchewan; and in a collaborative  partnership  with the Saskatoon  Regional Healthy Authority.

Mary's duties will function within the context of the Mission Integration team of SPH, which includes leading Catholic health care facilities in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation and integration of ethics support services as well as some potential ethics research.

Mary received her doctoral degree in Philosophy, Public Policy; and her Bachelor of Arts Honours, with High Honours, in Philosophy, from the University of Saskatchewan; and she holds a Master of Arts in Public Ethics from the University of Ottawa. She recently worked as a Clinical Ethics Fellow for the Centre for Clinical Ethics in Toronto; and presented workshops in various locations among several provinces on "Euthenasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada". Her presentations also include "Ethics of Human Reproduction" and "Ethical Decision Making in Health Care", to name a few.

Mary brings experiences in clinical and organizational ethics, which she has obtained through her graduate programs, serving as hospital chaplain, her volunteer activities and role on the St. Paul's Hospital Ethics Committee; and the work she completed with the Palliative Care Team at St. Paul's Hospital.