Author Archives: impact ethics

Reopening Canada while protecting public health

Natalie Kofler and Françoise Baylis remind us that everyone must be protected during this pandemic.

Keeping Mental Health on COVID-19 Practice & Policy Agendas

Rachel Cooper, Josh Landry, and Angel Petropanagos summarize ethical issues related to pandemic-related practices and policies that disproportionately impact mental health patients and urge decision makers to include the perspectives of marginalized mental health patients in pandemic planning and policy decisions. 

Civil Liberties & the Rhetoric of Physical Distancing

Aidan Hayes urges caution in how politicians, scholars, and health professionals defend responses to the COVID-19 pandemic

Abortion is Always Essential Medical Care

Janis Broder and Celeste E. Orr denounce the use of the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to make abortion inaccessible.

Canada needs one — not many — clinical triage protocols

Francoise Baylis argues that access to life-saving treatment should not be determined by geography.

Creating a New Narrative for Dying Well with COVID-19

James Mellett describes the importance of re-conceptualizing a good death for those with COVID-19.

COVID-19 measures in animal labs: Bad news for rodents

Andrew Fenton reflects on a recent Science magazine article outlining the management of some laboratory rodent populations as a result of COVID-19.