Author Archives: impact ethics

Mining The Rock: Benefit-sharing and Human Genetic Research

Janelle Skeard outlines the importance of establishing an ethical benefit-sharing framework for research using genetic material from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Prison sentence for creator of first CRISPR babies

Françoise Baylis calls for a critical analysis of the institutional context that contributed to the actions for which He Jiankui has been sentenced to prison.

Indigenous Obstetric Evacuation: Harmful but Risky to Resist

Kim Dreaddy analyzes the policy of mandatory obstetric evacuation in Indigenous communities within the context of the history of colonization.

Progress on Advance Requests for MAiD

Dawn Curran urges the new Federal Government to amend Canadian legislation on medical assistance in dying to permit advance requests.

Methadone Access in Prisons: Stop Strip-Searching

Matt Bonn and Martha Paynter oppose the routine strip-searching of people incarcerated in Nova Scotia prisons who have been administered methadone.

A Look at the Ethics of Partnering with Patients in Research

Michael McDonald details the importance of partnering with patients in research.

Occupational Health in Porn Production: New Frameworks

Valerie Webber asks whether familiar ethical frameworks of recreational sex and of occupational health and safety are useful ways of thinking about fair labour standards in the porn industry.