Trust and medical knowledge

By Clair Baleshta The importance of medical knowledge is highly emphasized in our current healthcare system. Due to a focus on evidence-based medicine, we direct...

Changes in visitor policies during COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, several practices and processes in healthcare settings have changed. One change that has had a substantial influence on patients,...

Changes in visitor policies during COVID-19

By Andria Bianchi and Katherine Stanley As a result of COVID-19, several practices and processes in healthcare settings have changed. One change that has had...

Prioritizing PPE in and outside of hospital walls

By Aamir Khan, Andria Bianchi and Angela Gonzales Bioethicists support clinicians, patients, families, and staff who encounter ethical dilemmas (i.e., situations in which it is...

Ethics in an outbreak

By Andria Bianchi At the time of writing this column, most Canadians will likely be familiar with Coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). As defined by the...

Organs as trade commodities

By George Stremplis   The organ transplantation process has increasingly become an important issue that needs to be tackled by not only healthcare providers, but...

Ethical decision-making and mass casualty incidents

 By Daniel Buchman Earthquakes. Floods. Mass shootings. Highly pathogenic strains of influenza. What do these disasters have in common? They all have the potential to...

Ethical issues of cryonics

By Kristina Smith and Andria Bianchi Case: Sasha is a 60-year-old neurologist and researcher who is interested in concepts of life, death, and consciousness. Sasha...

Money for value: Exploring the differences between compensation and honoraria

 By Dolly Menna-Dack With evidence that supports the engagement of health system users, the changing expectations of pan-Canadian regulatory and granting agencies, a new role...

Selecting a behaviour analyst for children with autism: Empowering families to make informed decisions

By Ana Luisa Santo, Aamir Khan, Rosemary Condillac, Andria Bianchi Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder that can impact how a person...

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