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Don’t ignore those ethics red flags

A couple of weeks ago I participated in two case reviews for a community care organization, one of which dealt with issues that were...

‘Why didn’t my daughter’s therapist check with me about this counselling?”

Gone are the days when healthcare practitioners needed to recall the legal age of consent for treatment –18, 12, 9, 15?  In most Canadian...

Are there limits to a patient’s autonomy in making health care...

This is a question healthcare professionals have to answer almost every day. As they work with patients and families who are making healthcare decisions,...

Ask the Ethicist: Year in review

The past year saw some significant events for ethics in healthcare practice, touching on the beginning and end of life, and its quality –...

Ask the Ethicist: What an ex-girlfriend taught me about surgery

I once dated a woman who was discussing the untimely demise of a friend’s relationship due to infidelity. During that conversation, the kind in...

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