Category Canadian Bioethics

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.

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.

Conflicts of Interest: The case of Diclectin

Naila Ramji advocates for the importance of clinical trial transparency. 

Impact Ethics and the MUN Centre for Bioethics

The Impact Ethics blog (www.impactethics.ca) has a new home! The blog is now being managed by the Memorial University Centre for Bioethics (www.mun.ca/bioethics/). The Centre is an exciting new initiative in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. The same editorial team will continue to be involved with the blog, but we have a new […]

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.