Team

Dr. Jill Oliver

Dr. Jill Oliver is a Health Care Ethicist whose expertise focuses on consent, capacity, substitute decision making, and end of life issues as they arise in long term care settings. Jill has a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Waterloo, an Academic Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics from the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, and has also completed internships in Clinical Ethics at both Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, and William Osler Health System. Jill is currently leading the PoET Project, an Ethics Quality Improvement Project for William Osler Health System.

Dr. Paula Chidwick

Dr. Paula Chidwick is the Director Clinical & Corporate Ethics and Ethicist at William Osler Health System. She was the first full-time Ethicist to be hired at a community hospital. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy specializing in Bioethics from the University of Guelph and a Fellowship in Clinical Ethics from the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Paula provides ethics services to health care organizations throughout Ontario. She publishes and lectures widely on a variety of topics including end-of-life, advance care planning, and diversity considerations in health care and ethical decision-making. She has served on the Canadian Bioethics Society Executive, Health Canada’s Scientific and Expert Advisory Panels, and for MOHLTC Critical Care Coaching Teams. She is currently a Subject Matter Expert for Critical Care Services Ontario and a founding member of the Clinical Ethics Summer Institute (CESI).