Jenny Young



Jenny is an instructor in the Ethics in Practice section of RHSC 583 in which the application of ethics concepts and research is explored.

Jenny’s background is in social work (MSW) and she worked for many years at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre - as a clinician, practice lead, manager of the Spinal Cord Program, and Assistant Director. She also worked for several years in Vancouver Community Health where she consulted with clinical staff about complex situations (involving elderly individuals and adults with disabilities) such as abuse and neglect, living at risk, and challenging behaviors. Currently, she is a full-time clinical ethicist with Providence Health Care in Vancouver.

Jenny obtained her Masters in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin (primarily on-line) in 2004. She chaired or co-chaired the VCH Disability/Rehabilitation Ethics Committee for many years and is currently co-chair of the VCH Mental Health/Addictions/Primary Care Ethics Committee. She worked part time as an ethicist for Vancouver Coastal Health for six years, doing case consultations, education and presentations, and policy review. Jenny was a sessional instructor in UBC’s Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics (IHHS 401) from 2008 through 2010 and has been a tutor in UBC Medical School’s Doctor, Patient, and Society ethics module for many years.

Ethics related to rehabilitation and disability is a passion of Jenny’s and the on-line environment a familiar one.