Franco Carnevale

Franco Carnevale, RN, PhD

680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1836
franco.carnevale [at]

Franco A. Carnevale (RN, PhD) is a nurse, psychologist and clinical ethicist. Professor Carnevale's primary research interests include a wide range of concerns in childhood ethics. Professor Carnevale is the founder and principal investigator for VOICE (i.e., Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics); a McGill-based international initiative to advance knowledge and practices relating to ethical concerns in childhood. Professor Carnevale’s current academic appointments include (all at McGill University): Full Professor, Ingram School of Nursing; Associate Member, Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics); Adjunct Professor, Counselling Psychology; Affiliate Member, Biomedical Ethics Unit. His clinical appointments include: Clinical Ethicist for Child, Adolescent, and Family Services and Director of the Nursing Research Program (Research Centre) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute; Chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee at the Shriner's Hospitals for Children (Canada); Clinical Ethics Consultant at The Lighthouse, Children and Families (pediatric hospice); and Associate Member of Pediatric Critical Care and Nursing Advisor at the Montreal Children's Hospital-McGill University Health Centre. Professor Carnevale is a founding member of the McGill Qualitative Health Research Group (MQHRG).

Areas of Interest

  • Childhood ethics
  • The experience of critically ill children and their families
  • Childhood disability
  • ​Qualitative methodology

Education History:

  • 2013 PhD Philosophy (Moral philosophy/ethics), Université Laval/Université de Sherbrooke
  • 2004 MA Philosophy of Science/Epistemology, Université de Sherbrooke
  • 1997 MSc Bioethics, McGill University
  • 1994 PhD Counselling Psychology, McGill University
  • 1986 MEd Educational & Counselling Psychology, McGill University
  • 1983 MScA Nursing, McGill University
  • 1978 BScN Nursing, McGill University

Additional Studies:

  • 2003-2004 Fellowship in Medical Anthropology, Université de Montréal
  • 2000-2001 Health Teaching Scholar, Medicine, McGill University
  • 1995 Graduate studies in Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University
  • 1994-1995 Graduate Studies in Health Law, Université de Sherbrooke
  • 1994 Advanced Bioethics Course, Kennedy Institute of Ethics; Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • 1994 Summer studies in Moral Philosophy, Oxford University
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