Category Canadian Bioethics

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.

Abortion in Canada: The election debates, the law and the reality

Martha Paynter outlines the facts about abortion in Canada.

Ethics Quality Improvement: Leading Change for Better Care

Angel Petropanagos, Paula Chidwick, and Jill Oliver explain how clinical ethics can respond to emerging challenges in our health system by utilizing quality improvement methodologies and change management concepts.  

Abbyann Day Lynch: In Memoriam

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

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.

Equality in Parental Leave Benefits for Adoptive Parents

Emily Cichocki advocates for the creation of “attachment benefits” so that adoptive parents can access the same amount of parental leave as biological parents.