Tag Archives: social determinants of health

Legal Marijuana & Necessary Amnesty

Martha Paynter questions whether the discriminatory legacy of gendered and racialized incarceration for drug possession offences can be repaired considering the upcoming legalization of marijuana.

The Limits of Choice: Abortion and Assisted Dying

Michelle Oberman compares abortion and assisted dying and argues that focusing on the ‘right to choose’ risks ignoring the social and economic factors that shape and constrain our choices.

Canada’s Biggest Health Problem: Indigenous Health

Alison Reiheld calls attention to André Picard’s assertion that Indigenous health is currently the most urgent issue in Canada.

Paid Sick Days: The Better Way

Kelly Holloway describes how changes to business practices concerning sick days can be beneficial for workers’ health and the economy.

The Politics of HIV

Harry Critchley argues that laws and policies can contribute to the spread or reduction of HIV infections.

A Time for Global Health Ethics

Solomon Benatar advocates for a paradigm shift in conceptions of health and Bioethics.

Ebola: An Emergency within an Emergency

Alison Thompson suggests that the Ebola outbreak is part of a larger emergency defined by a lack of public health infrastructure.