Category Clinical Ethics

Russia’s CRISPR “deaf babies”: the next genome editing frontier?

Jackie Leach Scully and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke worry about the ableist and audist assumptions hidden in this venture.

Draft regulations won’t fix a broken Act

Art Leader critiques the Assisted Human Reproduction Act draft regulations and maintains that the Act fails to address societal challenges relating to emerging reproductive science.

Expert Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

Sally Bean summarizes the recent expert report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and suggests that a legislative amendment is unlikely until compelling evidence exists or a common law ruling requires it.

First CRISPR Babies: Where are our Ethics?

Françoise Baylis responds to the recently announced birth of the world’s first genome edited babies and raises concerns about the scientific practice and ethical accountability.

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.