Tag Archives: Vardit Ravitsky

Choice, not ‘Reflex’: Routine Prenatal Screening

Vardit Ravitsky warns that routine Non-invasive Prenatal Screening can undermine women’s reproductive autonomy and she calls for broad societal changes and policies that help promote individual choice.

Ethics at CIHR: Moving Forward

Vardit Ravitsky and Judy Illes provide a summary overview of progress being made at CIHR with respect to its ethics mandate.

Ethical aspects of research with chimera embryos

Vardit Ravitsky highlights a few ethical issues with human-nonhuman chimera research.

After Plasma: Are Blood Stem Cells Next?

Jason Behrmann and Vardit Ravitsky argue that payment for plasma could lead to the commodification of bone-marrow stem cells in a way that could compromise certain values underlying Canadian healthcare.

Developing Innovative Curricula in Public Health Ethics Using an Empirical Approach

Jason Behrmann, Marie-Josée Potvin, Vardit Ravitsky, and Bryn Williams-Jones argue that curriculum improvements are needed to support Canadian ethics educators in their training of future public health professionals