Monthly Archives: August 2014

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Doing Good, Even if for the Wrong Reason

Samantha Brennan considers the ethical tensions in the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Robin Williams’ Death by Suicide and Three Ethics-related Reflections

Barbara Russell reflects on some ethical issues surrounding the recent death by suicide of actor Robin Williams.

International Differences in Gamete Donor Limits

Khue Tran Minh Hua shows that concerns about consanguinity and intergenerational transmission of genetic disease are not the only reasons for low or high gamete donor limits.

Ebola: An Emergency within an Emergency

Alison Thompson suggests that the Ebola outbreak is part of a larger emergency defined by a lack of public health infrastructure.

Ebola Pandemonium: Urging Cautious Approaches in Desperate Contexts

Lisa Schwartz describes the necessary conditions for the ethical provision of experimental Ebola drugs and vaccines.

The Impact of Climate Change on Inuit Mental Health

Ashlee Cunsolo Willox describes how changing climatic conditions and decreasing sea ice levels are exacerbating mental health problems for Inuit people in Nunatsiavut, Labrador.

Privileging Infertility over Abortion in New Brunswick

Rachael Johnstone questions New Brunswick’s infertility Special Assistance Fund in light of its abortion policy.