Gurit Lotan obtained her M.A. Psychology from the Universite de Montreal and M.Sc. (Bioethics) from McGill University. She had worked as a psychologist in medical and social services settings before joining the team at Summit School, a school where individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioural disorders are given the opportunity to reach their potential.
Since completing her M.Sc. (Bioethics), Gurit Lotan has been a member of the Jewish General Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee, was a member of the Douglas Hospital Research Ethic Board. She presently serves as the Chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the West Island Health and Social Services Center and is the clinical ethicist for this organization.
Professional and research interests
Gurit Lotan's M.Sc. (Bioethics) thesis explored the scope of physicians' legal and ethical duties of disclosure in an era marred by decreasing available medical resources. Her interests are in patient-physician relationships, informed consent and ethical issues concerning persons with disabilities.
Gurit is Chair of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Task Force on Consent issues and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.