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Mining The Rock: Benefit-sharing and Human Genetic Research

Janelle Skeard outlines the importance of establishing an ethical benefit-sharing framework for research using genetic material from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Indigenous Obstetric Evacuation: Harmful but Risky to Resist

Kim Dreaddy analyzes the policy of mandatory obstetric evacuation in Indigenous communities within the context of the history of colonization.

A Look at the Ethics of Partnering with Patients in Research

Michael McDonald details the importance of partnering with patients in research.

The implications of birth tourism

Hannah Rahim and Juliet Guichon argue that amendments to Canadian birthright citizenship should not be made until sufficient data on birth tourism’s implications have been collected.

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.  

Nothing about us without us: An Inuk reply to exploitive research

Julie Bull articulates the duty of researchers to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research with Inuit in light of recent media attention regarding skin graft experiments that occurred on Inuit in the 1970s.

Adoptive Parents and Unequal Parental Leave

Heather Stewart argues that unequal parental leave time available to adoptive and biological parents is discriminatory.