Search Resources (English): Ethical issues

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A different prescription: considerations for women's health groups contemplating funding from the pharmaceutical industry

Discusses diverse perspectives on the issue of women's health groups accepting money from the pharmaceutical industry.

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Published: 1999
The guiding principles community consultations project

Describes a three–phase community consultation process developed to establish practical principles and a policy–relevant agenda for a new women’s health research program.

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Published: 2000
Responses to anti-abortion arguments about morality and the law

Suggests responses for anti-abortion arguments about morality and the law.

"This may sting a bit": cutting CME's ties to pharma
Argues against pharmaceutical industry funding of continuing medical education (CME).
Published: 2006
Ethical choices in long-term care: what does justice require?

Examines how best to structure the ethical framework within which equitable, fair, rational, and transparent decisions about long-term care can be made. Elaborates on such issues as gender, bias, discrimination, scarcity, productivity, the role of the family, and institutional care, to name a few.

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Published: 2002
Legal, ethical and legislative issues and women's health in Canada

Provides an overview of the legal status, current legislative initiatives and ethical considerations related to women's health. Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum, Ottawa, ON, 1996 (CANUSA).

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Published: 1996
Client rights in psychotherapy & counselling: a handbook of client rights and therapist responsibility

Provides an educational tool that assists both clients and therapists in understanding the ethical framework of the counselling relationship.

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Published: 1999
Combating disease mongering: daunting but nonetheless essential
Contends that disease mongering exploits the deepest fears of suffering and death. Argues that doctors and biomedical scientists must provide better advice to politicians and to the public in order to combat disease mongering. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Medical ghostwriting
Originally aired on CBC's Marketplace, March 25, 2003. Discusses medical ghostwriting, where people with scientific backgrounds are paid to stay in the shadows and crank out favourable reports for drug companies. Reports that the drug companies then get doctors to put their names on the studies — for money, prestige, or perks. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Ethical conduct for research involving humans
Describes the policies of the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).
Published: 1998