Hannah Kaufman

Hannah Kaufman
Bioethicist, University Health Network
Consultant, Joint Centre for Bioethics

Phone: 416-340-4800 ext. 6456

Email: kaufman.hannah@gmail.com email link


Hannah Kaufman is a Bioethicist at University Health Network and a Consultant with the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. She was a Course Instructor in Bioethics at Queen’s University and provides bioethics education at University of Toronto, Queen's University and other healthcare and academic settings. She is the author of several journal articles and book chapters, including This Won’t Hurt a Bit: The Ethics of Promising Pain Relief (Journal of Palliative and Supportive Care, 2009). She has been a speaker at health care conferences, workshops and ethics in-services. Her primary areas of interest and research in ethics are end-of-life care, ethics program development and education and training for Ethics Facilitators/Champions.


Hannah has completed the JCB’s Fellowship in Clinical and Organizational Ethics. She holds an MHSc (Bioethics) from University of Toronto, an MSS from Bryn Mawr College, PA and a BA (Psych) from Queen’s University. She has almost 20 years of experience as a Social Worker, working in the fields of inpatient and outpatient oncology, palliative care, out-patient HIV/AIDS, paediatric orthopaedics and general social work.