Category Clinical Ethics

Death, Dying, and the “Fix-it-urge”

Dayna Lee-Baggley calls for improved training for healthcare providers in providing care to patients at the end-of-life.

Facial Recognition Software and Improved Organ Donor Matching

Linda Wright briefly explains “hoped-for” GeneSetMatch technology and highlights problems for informed consent and public trust.

Zika, Ableism, and Reproductive Healthcare

Celeste Orr critiques the ableism underpinning arguments for women’s access to contraception and abortion in response to the Zika virus.

The Need to Discuss Death-Hastening Methods

Stuart Chambers discusses an oversight in the Report by the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying.

The Unwilling Ethicist and Assisted Dying

Lori Seller and Veronique Fraser explore whether clinical ethicists should have the right to conscientiously object to ethics consultations for assisted dying.

The Wrong Side of the Bed

Gillian Clark reflects on her emotional needs after experiencing trauma.

Family Doctors, STI Screening, and Shaming

Celeste Orr describes how women are treated differently than men during STI screening.