Category Canadian Bioethics

Genome-Edited Persons will Need Legal Protections

Will Hatfield suggests that, in Canada, persons born from gametes or embryos that have been genetically modified would be members of a new class of humans, and potentially in need of specific legal protections.

The Horne Trial & Medicine’s Bullying Problem

Sharon Batt claims that punishing victims won’t change medicine’s pervasive culture of bullying.

Will SickKids “do anything” to raise funds?

Anne McGuire and Michael Orsini offer a critical analysis of how the business of selling health is influenced by popular images of illness and disability that circulate in the places and spaces where care should be the primary concern.

An Updated But Incomplete Picture: MAiD in Canada

Jocelyn Downie calls for more robust information about medical assistance in dying in Canada in order to help protect all vulnerable patients.

Doctors, Taxes, & the Canadian Medical Association

Ben Diepeveen discusses the Canadian Medical Association’s troubles framing its opposition to federal tax reform as an issue of patient welfare.

A Reflection on Blood Donation Policy in Canada

Landon J. Getz reflects on the current sexual abstention period within Canada for blood donations by men who have sex with men.

Canada’s Biggest Health Problem: Indigenous Health

Alison Reiheld calls attention to André Picard’s assertion that Indigenous health is currently the most urgent issue in Canada.