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The advance directive movement officially began in 1990 following the landmark case of Nancy Cruzan in the United States. The lengthy court battle over...

One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices.  Since that time there have been...

Engagement of staff members and physicians is a significant priority in many hospitals, and for good reason.  At a high level, organizations with more...

Confidentiality has long been a cornerstone of professional ethics; in medicine it can be traced all the way back to the Hippocratic Oath. It...

Kay Carter, Gloria Taylor, #Dr. Donald Low, and Hassan Rasouli – all names of Canadians who have made headlines recently for being at the...

About a month ago the case of Margot Bentley hit the national news. Ms. Bentley is an 82 year-old former nurse, whose work with...

It’s that time of year again: flu season. Every year at this time influenza vaccinations for health care workers becomes a hot topic of...

One of the ethical issues I get consulted about most frequently is when family members of a patient request that certain information be withheld...

About a year ago there was a commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association that sparked controversy by suggesting that in some...

In December, 2005, the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation (CCDT) published a report entitled, “Public Awareness and Attitudes on Organ and Tissue Donation...