Author Archives: impact ethics

Posthumous Sperm Retrieval

Darrel Dennis argues that people’s religious beliefs should be an important factor in decisions regarding posthumous sperm retrieval.

Adoptive Parents and Unequal Parental Leave

Heather Stewart argues that unequal parental leave time available to adoptive and biological parents is discriminatory.

Moral Distress in Mental Health Care

Abraham (Rami) Rudnick provides a cursory overview of multiple sources of moral distress in mental health care and recommends addressing its root causes for the longer term and broadening the scope of ethics consultations and other support to address it for the short to medium term.

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education)

Natasha Procenko prioritizes the needs and interests of youth in her opposition to the recent repeal of the 2015 sex education curriculum by the government of Ontario.

Rapid-Onset Gender Dysphoria: A Parental Epidemic?

Florence Ashley critiques newly published research on rapid-onset gender dysphoria, arguing against the thesis that it evidences a new type of gender dysphoria for trans youth.

Nurse Supports Improved Healthcare for Prisoners

Martha Paynter refutes the claim that healthcare within Burnside jail is better than healthcare outside of jail.

Prisoners Protest at Nova Scotia Jail

The prisoners at the Burnside jail, a correctional facility in Nova Scotia, are engaged in a non-violent protest and calling for changes  that will improve their health and well-being. Here is their statement.