Canada’s Supreme Court unanimously strikes down the assisted suicide laws
Today, 21 years after Sue Rodiguez’s story made the headlines, history has been made again in Canada with the striking down of the current assisted suicide laws – sections 241 and 14 in Canada’s criminal code which, essentially, prohibit aiding or counselling another person to end their life. Here is a link to the Supreme Court’s actual ruling which […]
Nurse Admits Wrongdoing in Canada’s Far North
Here’s a tragic story from Cape Dorset, which is in Nunavut, a territory in Canada’s far north. Cape Dorset is a town of just 1300 people. “Nunavut nurse admits to failing to see infant and other allegations” A nurse the Nunavut government promoted to a top nursing job after nearly 20 complaints were filed against […]
When the decision to care becomes lethal
Sometimes, the decision to offer nursing care comes at a very high price. You can read a summary and listen to this piece from NPR, about caring for Ebola victims in the Kenema district of Sierra Leone: “When Holding An Orphaned Baby Can Mean Contracting Ebola“ One day, an Ebola-infected mother brought her baby into […]
- Oct 10, 2014 Moral distress in neonatal intensive care
- May 04, 2014 What is Ethics?
- Jan 13, 2014 The Role of Critical Thinking in Ethical Reasoning
- Jan 11, 2014 Ethics in Nursing Research
- Jan 06, 2014 Nurses Top Honesty Poll
- Dec 14, 2013 Resource Allocation: Who Gets the Bed?
- Nov 30, 2013 Ethics of Triage
- Oct 28, 2013 Is it Unethical to be Rude?
- Sep 16, 2013 Critical Thinking in a Regulated Profession: First Thoughts
- Sep 15, 2013 Ethics of Lying to Patients with Dementia