Author Archives: impact ethics

Living in Hope: Pandemic and Possibilities for Public Health

Nuala P. Kenny details what we have learned from past pandemics and what we could learn from the current pandemic

Canadian Animal Research: Policy in Search of Principle?

Aidan Hayes contrasts Canada’s ethical frameworks for research employing human and animal subjects.

Coronavirus: the watchword is solidarity, not autonomy

Françoise Baylis asks everyone to do their part to protect each other during this pandemic.

Roles for Ethicists in COVID-19 Response

Marika Warren outlines roles health care ethicists can play in pandemic preparation, response, and recovery

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

Coronavirus in Vietnam: Observations from a Canadian

Françoise Baylis describes her experience of public health measures to counter coronavirus in Vietnam.

Euthanasia and Slippery Slopes: A Reply to Chambers

Jos VM Welie argues that the Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands presents a clear example of a slippery slope in the area of physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia.