Physician-epidemiologist Stefan Baral opposes vaccine certificates on the grounds that they further sideline marginalized groups and strain the relationship between public health and the public it serves.
During the pandemic, health-care professionals have suffered "moral injury." This has caught the attention of personal injury lawyers, who are now exploring moral injury: what it is, who’s at risk, how to treat it – and how it might be litigated.
Ethicist Arthur Schafer argues that vaccine certificates are a clearly ethical means of protecting the vulnerable, the unvaccinated, and our health-care system, thereby allowing us to return to something resembling our pre-pandemic way of life.
Ethicist Kerry Bowman says that vaccine certificates give him pause because they restrict people's movement, are divisive, and likely further disadvantage the marginalized – all while providing a benefit whose overall impact is hard to gauge.
Health Canada has a controversial plan for regulating new, complex health tech. Instead of the old vetting and approval process, a company and the agency would decide the standards as they go. Does this enable innovation or put patient safety at risk?
For many Canadians, important pharmaceuticals are too expensive. But initiatives by the Trudeau government and a federal regulator to combat this problem won't help Canadians access new, life-saving, but costly medicines. Just the opposite.
Lawrence Loh, Peel Region’s medical officer of health, worked tirelessly to promote public health in one of Ontario's worst-hit COVID-19 hotspots. We're profiling him as a Pillars of the Pandemic honouree.
Nurses are leaving the profession in large numbers. Due to Ontario's wage-restraint legislation, poor working conditions, and other issues, all hospitals are bleeding out. But some advocates have ideas for how to retain nurses before it's too late.
After surgery for breast cancer, some patients forgo breast reconstruction surgery, instead opting to stay flat-chested. But this choice is often discouraged. Some doctors outright ignore requests for it. Read on to learn why this happens – and how cancer survivors are pushing back.
A recent study broke down how race is connected to factors that lead to food insecurity. The findings point to anti-Black racism as the underlying reason for the disparity in food insecurity between Black and white Canadians.
Ontario does not have a standardized primary care model for dementia. But for other prevalent health conditions, Ontario has provincial clinical networks. Such a network should be established for dementia care too. Here's why.
Emergency departments are struggling to deal with staff shortages, and the violence that health-care workers face is a big reason why people are quitting the field. Doctors and nurses are calling for measures to curb the violence.
Nathan Stall is a geriatrician and scientist who fought against the heartbreaking toll that the pandemic had on the elderly and those in long-term care. We're profiling him as a Pillars of the Pandemic honouree.
The Ontario government’s plan to invest $260 million and hire 4,000 staff in the long-term care sector is yet another ineffective attempt to solve the crisis of the PSW shortage without addressing the bigger issue: retaining the folks in these positions.
Health-care providers, scientists and researchers are calling on Mayor John Tory and city councillors to regulate multi-tenant houses across Toronto on October 1st. It's time we improved this important affordable housing stock.
Recent evictions of encampments in Toronto sparked lots of discussion, but there has been little effort to understand why they exist and what they mean to their residents. We studied these questions. Here's what we found.
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