Monthly Archives: October 2016

“European” health care not a “fix” for Canada

Colleen M. Flood and Bryan Thomas discuss the current legal challenge before the BC Supreme Court about whether public medicare violates the Charter by forcing patients onto long wait lists.

SickKids’ New Ad Campaign: Fighting words?

Michael Orsini and Anne McGuire offer a critical disability studies perspective on the Hospital for Sick Children’s latest ad campaign.

PoET Project: Prevention of Error-Based Transfers

Jill Oliver and Paula Chidwick describe a locally initiated Ethics Quality Improvement Project that aims to reduce ethical errors related to transfers from long-term care homes to hospital emergency departments.

Insuring for Climate Change

Vanessa Lam considers how the federal government might respond to climate change.

Sunscreen, Gender norms, and Men’s Health

Samantha Brennan considers the effect of gender norms on men’s health and suggests that when it comes to health promotion, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got.

Words Matter: “Hired womb” vs “Birth Mother”

Abby Lippman argues that the words used to describe third-party reproduction express social values and can have serious implications for the health and wellbeing of women and children — and for how we discuss Quebec and Canadian regulatory changes now underway.