Category Social Justice

Trust in health care after the death of Joyce Echaquan

Phoebe Friesen wonders whether clinicians can ask for trust in Canada’s system of health care after Joyce Echaquan’s death.

Accommodating Menstrual Periods in the Workplace

Surabhi Kulshrestha explores the treatment of menstruation in the context of the Canadian workplace.

Medicalization & the sociocultural roots of hoarding disorder

Kaila Bolton outlines some of the benefits and disadvantages of medicalizing hoarding behaviour while discussing the economic and sociocultural context associated with this disorder.

Don’t exclude an essential part of the care team

Sylvie Lemay recommends using risk mitigation strategies in order to include family members and essential support persons as partners in care in assisted living or long term care settings during the pandemic.

Make the Deals with COVID-19 Vaccine-Makers Public Now

Matthew Herder and Andrea MacGregor question whether the deals just announced by the federal government with two companies developing COVID-19 vaccines serve the public interest because details about these deals are not publicly available.