Author Archives: impact ethics

Biopolitics, Pseudoscience, and Alternative-Facts Medicine

Kiarash Aramesh describes how biopolitics and pseudoscience in medicine are in a partnership to forge identity-making alternative facts.

Abbyann Day Lynch: In Memoriam

George C. Webster remembers Canadian bioethics pioneer Dr. Abbyann Lynch.

Request in Support of Universal Pharmacare

Since the 1960s, five national commissions have recommended universal pharmacare for Canada. The most recent of these is the detailed and strategic report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. Now, after more than 50 years of waiting, Canada is close to adding prescription drugs to our “medicare” system. This is extremely […]

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Listen to Public Health Experts about Fluoridation

Juliet Guichon notes that public health specialists, rather than unqualified opponents, are the experts when it comes to the safety and benefits of water fluoridation.

Building Ethics Tools for Research-Creation

Bryn Williams-Jones describes the field of research-creation and shares his experience with building ethical tools to support responsible conduct in research-creation.

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.