Category Canadian Bioethics

Reopening Canada while protecting public health

Natalie Kofler and Françoise Baylis remind us that everyone must be protected during this pandemic.

Abortion is Always Essential Medical Care

Janis Broder and Celeste E. Orr denounce the use of the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to make abortion inaccessible.

Reasons for Recommending Early Epidural During COVID-19

Naila Ramji defends the practice of asking women in labour to undergo an early epidural in the context of the current pandemic.

Roles for Ethicists in COVID-19 Response

Marika Warren outlines roles health care ethicists can play in pandemic preparation, response, and recovery

Euthanasia and Slippery Slopes: A Reply to Chambers

Jos VM Welie argues that the Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands presents a clear example of a slippery slope in the area of physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia.