The Advisor, Professionalism and Faculty Lead are available to all Faculty of Health Sciences learners, staff and faculty members. Their focus is to attend to issues of professionalism in an objective, impartial, empathetic and confidential manner. They can provide a listening ear, advice, options and advocacy.
You can approach us in confidence or even anonymously.
Confidentiality will be guaranteed unless there is disclosure of imminent harm to one's self, to others, or harm to a minor.
Consultation and Advice
The Advisor, Professionalism has expertise and applied knowledge in the areas of human rights, discrimination and harassment laws, particularly as they relate to complex issues in the academic and clinical settings. The Advisor, Professionalism and Faculty Lead are committed to the development of an environment conducive to the professional development and optimal functioning of learners, trainees, fellows, and faculty members in FHS.
Mediation / Resolution
As a resource to the faculty leadership, the Advisor, Professionalism will have a sound understanding of the clinical environment and linkages with the various hospital processes and personnel. This enables the Advisor, Professionalism to provide an informal, voluntary, remedial conflict resolution process under appropriate McMaster University policies.