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Robert Orr, MD, CM

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Dr. Robert Orr received his M.D.,C.M. from McGill University in 1966, did residency training in family medicine, and practiced in Vermont for 18 years (named Vermont Family Doctor of the Year in 1989). Since completing a fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago (1989-90), he has held professorships at Loma Linda University School of Medicine (CA), University of Vermont College of Medicine, Trinity International University (IL), and the Graduate College of Union University (NY). He continues to teach in two other graduate programs. He has lectured widely, has authored, co-authored or co-edited 5 books, 16 book chapters, and over 150 articles on ethics, ethics consultation and end-of-life care. His most recent book is Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor (Eerdmans, 2009). He has been an active CMDA member for nearly 50 years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Orr speaks on the following topics:

  • Medical ethics and the faith factor
  • Consultations in clinical ethics
  • Specific topics in clinical ethics
  • End-of-life care
  • Limitation of treatment
  • Professionalism
  • Conflict resolution

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Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor
Medical Ethics A Primer for Students
Basic Questions on Healthcare