Author Archives: impact ethics

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.

Hepatitis C Treatment Gaps in Prisons

Martha Paynter supports better Hepatitis C treatment coverage in prisons

Conflicts of Interest: The case of Diclectin

Naila Ramji advocates for the importance of clinical trial transparency. 

Genome-Edited Babies – A Cause for Concern

Shawn H.E. Harmon describes significant concerns with human genome editing that illustrate multiple failures of governance.