JCB Partners: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

People and Roles:

Bioethicist: Dr. Michael Gordon, MD, MSc, FRCPC


Areas of Specialty:

Geriatrics, Long-Term Care, End-of-Life Issues, Jewish Medical Ethics


Program Description:

  • Number of individuals: 13
  • Members include: Rabbi, 2 Community Members; one is a former nurse and the other a Legal & Policy Consultant, Nurse Manager, Speech/Language/Pathologist, Client Representative, 3 Clinical Ethics Fellows, Bioethics Masters Student and a Social Worker


Accomplishments and Ongoing Projects:

  • Ethics Document for Baycrest and CPR-DNR Policy
  • Recent Feeding & Nutrition Policy
  • Unit-based ethics seminars (rounds)
  • Presentations and writing on ethical issues in Geriatrics and in Judaism



Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care