Category Clinical Ethics

Unmuddying the waters of the law and MAiD for mental illness

Jocelyn Downie rebuts misleading claims about the law and medical assistance in dying for mental illness advanced by psychiatrists Mark Sinyor and Ari Zaretsky in a recent Op-Ed.

Polygenic Risk Scores to Select Embryos: A Need for Societal Debate

Hazar Haidar discusses the need for a societal debate to explore challenges related to polygenic embryo screening.

Response to Carl Elliott: The Heroes that Bioethics Needs

Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of adaptive leadership, an unacknowledged alternative to Carl Elliott’s false dichotomy, which depicts clinical ethicists as servants of health care organizations who are unable to make heroic choices as a way of effecting change. Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of […]

Heritable Human Genome Editing? It May Never Be Safe

Katie Hasson recounts the recent failures to edit the human genome.

MAiD for mental suffering: The limits of psychiatry

Peter J. Baylis critiques the argument that mental health concerns are never irremediable, and that people with a mental illness as a sole underlying condition should not be eligible for medical assistance in dying.