Category Clinical Ethics

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.

Human Milk Banking in Guatemala City: All for All

Martha Paynter compares human milk banking practices in Guatemala City and Atlantic Canada.

Blinded by the Promise of Stem Cell Treatments

Alan F. Cruess cautions against the use of unproven stem cell ‘treatments.’

Let’s Talk About Wishes, Values, and Beliefs

Angel Petropanagos reflects on her experiences asking dialysis outpatients questions about healthcare wishes, values, and beliefs.

PoET Project: Prevention of Error-Based Transfers

Jill Oliver and Paula Chidwick describe a locally initiated Ethics Quality Improvement Project that aims to reduce ethical errors related to transfers from long-term care homes to hospital emergency departments.