Category Community

The Ethics of Apps

Dylan Roskams-Edris warns about the habit forming and addictive capacities of smartphone apps and explains the need for an ethics of apps.

The Politics of “Mixed-model” Home Care

Mary Jean Hande and Christine Kelly advocate for a publicly funded home care service that is guided by the best practices and the experiences of the people on the frontlines of care, namely health care workers, patients, and their families.

Ethics, sexuality, and dementia in long-term care

Alisa Grigorovich and Pia Kontos suggest that long-term care residents with dementia can benefit from leisure and social activities that are supportive of sexual expression and the formation of intimate and romantic relationships.

CHALLENGING TIMES FOR LONG-TERM CARE STAFF

Mary Jo Bernard and Jodie Penwarden call for a review of practices and policies that contribute to hostile working and living conditions in long-term care facilities.

‘Help’ Seems to be the Hardest Word

Terry Murray shares helpful hints on how patients can ask family and friends for help.

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.

Global Health Collaborations: Justice, not Charity

Parisa Fallah and Mark Bernstein advocate for sustainable, educational, and collaborative approaches to global health work.