Category Public Health

Response to Carl Elliott: The Heroes that Bioethics Needs

Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of adaptive leadership, an unacknowledged alternative to Carl Elliott’s false dichotomy, which depicts clinical ethicists as servants of health care organizations who are unable to make heroic choices as a way of effecting change. Paula Chidwick, Jill Oliver, and Angel Petropanagos outline the qualities of […]

PEI is Now a Leader in Reproductive Health Care

Martha Paynter reports on the current state of access to abortion and comprehensive reproductive health services in Prince Edward Island.

Is There a Duty to Get Vaccinated?

Chris Kaposy examines some of the reasoning that motivates those who refuse vaccination against COVID-19 and finds much that is deficient and disturbing.

Deadly Consequences: Alberta’s Failing Drug Policy

Emily Doerksen discusses a number of the policy failures affecting people who use drugs in Canada, up to and including the Alberta UCP government’s decision to close multiple safe consumption sites across the province.

Fetal Tissue Research and Abortion: Related and Conflated

Andrew Allen considers the impact of contemporary politics on fetal tissue research policy in the U.S. and warns that ethical decision-making about health is difficult when politics interferes.