This website is dedicated to helping people to make more ethically justified decisions. 

My name is Bashir Jiwani and I am an ethicist and Director of Ethics Services and Diversity Services for Fraser Health, a large regional health authority in Southern British Columbia, Canada. 

I spend a lot of time helping people - individuals, teams, and organizations - think through difficult choices. So I am very interested in what makes a decision good, and how to help people to approach and make decisions better.

Over time, through my study and work with a variety of academic, professional, and civil society organizations, I have created a number of decision-support tools (with the help of many, many people)While I work in health care, I believe the thinking behind the tools and the tools themselves can be helpful in a variety of contexts. 

So I decided to create this private site as a vehicle for providing access to these tools broadly. My hope is that this will also become a place where the use of these resources can be discussed. I further hope this will lead to improvement in the tools and, more importantly, make a small contribution to our collective thinking about how we should tackle the issues we face every day.

We have divided the site according to audience. The current list includes policy makers, leaders, clinicians, and the general public. We will soon be adding sections for ethics consultants and parents and child care providers. Of course, much of the content applies to more than one audience, so please explore the site!

We have made these tools available in various formats and for use either by individuals or by teams of people. You can download them in full, you can download separate sections. For some of the tools we have also set up each step as its own web page for you to review online. Some of these tools are also still being developed, so you will find some pages changing as construction continues.

I hope you will find the website useful and thought-stimulating. And, if you do, I would be delighted to hear how…

Thanks for visiting,



Have You Looked Here?

Good Decisions is a framework that assists healthcare leaders to make ethically justified system-level decisions. 

This article describes some of the features that make a decision ethically justified and discusses the experience of its use in one Canadian health authority.

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