Author Archives: impact ethics

Consent, Care, and the Caster Semenya Controversy

Celeste E. Orr analyzes how the International Association of Athletics Federations has perversely co-opted progressive discourses in order to impose discriminatory policies on athletes like Caster Semenya.

Canada Needs an Actual Safe Sport System

Kate Scallion questions how Canada is implementing a system to protect Canadian athletes from abuse and harassment.

At What Cost Presumed Consent for Organ Donation?

Marika Warren points out some ethically challenging aspects of Nova Scotia’s new presumed consent legislation for organ donation.

Max and Keira: Life from Death

Barry Hoffmaster tells the story of Keira Ball and Max Johnson to illustrate the need for better organ donation policies.

Is Prenatal Testing Discriminatory?

Chris Kaposy recommends that governments considering public funding for noninvasive prenatal testing take heed of the problem of discrimination against people with disabilities such as Down syndrome.

Trust in Medicine: the Humboldt Broncos Patients’ eRecords

Jeff Nisker argues that trust in the medical profession has been diminished by the physicians who violated privacy rules by viewing the electronic records of Humboldt Broncos patients and also by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan who defended their actions.

Get on the AI & Big Data Ethics Bandwagon!

Bryn Williams-Jones calls on bioethicists to contribute to research and public discussions on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.