Category Community

Adoptive Parents and Unequal Parental Leave

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

Improve Physician Collaboration on Patient Care

Edward Weiss maintains that doctors need to do a better job collaborating on patient care and he encourages those who agree to respond to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s call for comments on their recent policy proposals.

Clean Needle Pilot Programs at 2 Federal Prisons

Chelsea Cox comments on the introduction of two clean needle exchange pilot programs in Canadian prisons.

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.