Category Clinical Ethics

Moral Distress in Mental Health Care

Abraham (Rami) Rudnick provides a cursory overview of multiple sources of moral distress in mental health care and recommends addressing its root causes for the longer term and broadening the scope of ethics consultations and other support to address it for the short to medium term.

Improve Physician Collaboration on Patient Care

Edward Weiss maintains that doctors need to do a better job collaborating on patient care and he encourages those who agree to respond to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s call for comments on their recent policy proposals.

My FDA-approved Buckle: A Regulated Intervention

Michele Battle-Fisher calls for deeper ethical scrutiny of unregulated and experimental medical interventions.

Sexual Assault in Medical Contexts

Celeste Orr considers routine sexual assault of people with intersex traits.

Choice, not ‘Reflex’: Routine Prenatal Screening

Vardit Ravitsky warns that routine Non-invasive Prenatal Screening can undermine women’s reproductive autonomy and she calls for broad societal changes and policies that help promote individual choice.

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.

CAR-T cells: A drive to the future of cancer treatment

Conrad Fernandez describes the ethical challenges related to the use of CAR T-cell therapy for cancer patients.