Category Public Health

Baby W and the Fraught Landscape of Paediatric Medical Decision-Making

James A Anderson and Andrew Helmers reflect on the recent Baby W case and call for clarity regarding the limits of both parental and medical authority in medical decision-making for children.

Beneficent Paternalism in the NICU: Improving Shared Decision-Making

Rashad Rehman, Nipa Chauhan and Rebecca Greenberg argue that beneficent paternalism should be integrated into shared decision-making in the NICU to maximize the patient’s best interests.

Canada can respond to U.S. bans by improving access to abortion care

Martha Paynter outlines the abortion access situation in Canada and shows how it can be improved.

Abortion to Abolition: An Interview with Martha Paynter

Martha Paynter discusses her new book Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada.

Dignity and Adolescents’ Autonomy

Julien Brisson argues for an autonomy-based deontological approach to the topic of adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health services.