Category Clinical Ethics

Four years (and counting) of unconstitutional barriers to MAiD

Jocelyn Downie and Jon Goud explore what happens if the Attorney General’s request for still more time to fix Canada’s unconstitutional medical assistance in dying law is granted (or not).

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.

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

The federal government requests an extension on MAiD

Jocelyn Downie argues that the federal government’s request for more time to amend medical assistance in dying legislation leaves Canadians to face enduring, intolerable, and irremediable suffering.

Ethics Quality Improvement: Leading Change for Better Care

Angel Petropanagos, Paula Chidwick, and Jill Oliver explain how clinical ethics can respond to emerging challenges in our health system by utilizing quality improvement methodologies and change management concepts.