Bashir is an Ethicist by profession and leads the departments of Ethics Services and Diversity Services at Fraser Health, one of Canada’s largest and fastest growing health authorities.
Bashir is keenly interested in serving the various inter-related communities he belongs to (and that we are all members of) to live better, more peaceful and just lives. He believes this can happen through careful attention to the choices we make, from how we choose to be with ourselves and each other.
This website is a vehicle for providing access to tools Bashir Jiwani has developed to support good decision-making, and a place where the use of the tools can be discussed.
Bashir is Ethicist and Director, Fraser Health Ethics Services and Diversity Services.
The work of Ethics Services includes clinical ethics consultation, ethics-based organizational policy analysis, ethics infrastructure development and support, and ongoing ethics education and programming.
Diversity Services includes a comprehensive education strategy to build cultural competency and a consultation service that seeks to catalyze relationships between individuals and teams to create greater mutual understanding and achievement of shared goals.
Bashir has worked as an Ethicist with Providence Health Care, a Catholic health organization within the Vancouver Coastal Health Region in BC. Bashir also spent a number of years with the Provincial Health Ethics Network in Alberta.
Bashir is currently serving in his seventh year as a member of the Executive for the Canadian Bioethics Society. He is a member of the Canadian Blood Services’ Organ Donation and Transplantation Expert Advisory Committee, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia’s Ethics Advisory Committee and the Provincial Forum for Clinical Ethics Support and Coordination in BC. Bashir has also worked with a number of committees and special task forces including the Canadian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Ethics Consultation Committee, the Canadian Joint Oncology Drug Review Ethics Group and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia’s Ethical Standards and Conduct Review Committee.
Bashir’s academic background is in philosophy and public health. He has a Doctorate from the University of Alberta’s Public Health Sciences department and a Master’s degree in Applied Ethics, specializing in Bioethics, from UBC. Bashir has also undertaken extensive alternative dispute resolution training with the Alberta Association of Mediation and Arbitration.
In terms of work with the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, Bashir has served as a member of the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Board for Canada. He continues to serve the Board with building ethics decision-making capacity and developing a quality assurance agenda. He also supports a wide variety ethics initiatives in the community at home in Canada and internationally.