Author Archives: impact ethics

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.

The implications of birth tourism

Hannah Rahim and Juliet Guichon argue that amendments to Canadian birthright citizenship should not be made until sufficient data on birth tourism’s implications have been collected.

Nurses Wrestling with the Moral Uncertainties of MAiD

Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne describe the experiences of nurses involved in medical assistance in dying.

The Need for Ethical Expertise in Animal Research Assessment

Caroline Vardigans reconsiders the role of the professional ethicist in the research approval process and argues for their inclusion on Animal Care Committees.

A Trans Man’s Right to be Recognized as a Father

Celeste E. Orr criticizes the UK ruling that denies a trans father, Freddy McConnell, the right to be named as a father on his child’s birth certificate after giving birth.