Monthly Archives: June 2013

SUPPORT and the Question of What It Means to Do Bioethics

Alice Dreger explains why the battle being waged among bioethicists over the SUPPORT trial is not just about research ethics. It’s also very much about the “profession” of Bioethics.

The Ethics of Spending Millions on High-Tech Pregnancies: ‘Made in Quebec’

Françoise Baylis on why Quebec should not publicly fund in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Kudos to Quebec: A Comprehensive, Consistent, and Coherent Approach to End-of-Life Care

Jocelyn Downie clarifies what Quebec’s proposed legislation on end-of-life care means for terminally ill patients.

The hypocrisy of bullying away obesity

Ryan Tonkens comments on the role of public shaming in curbing obesity in Canada

Bioethics Has Not Done More Harm Than Good

Eike-Henner Kluge claims the social outlook on health care has been raised by the advent of bioethics.

Is Down Syndrome Becoming an “Orphan” Condition?

Chris Kaposy discusses the future of Down syndrome research in Canada