Category Archives: ethics

“Not every public health disaster can be described in numbers”

South African miners face the highest incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) in the world – 7,000 cases per 100,000 people/year or 1,400 times the incidence of TB that exists in Western countries. Over 98% of mine workers never receive compensation for … Continue reading

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Anti-poverty activist Dr Roland Wong positive ahead of disciplinary hearing

We know that people from food insufficient households are more likely to have poor health outcomes – they have higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure for example. We’ve also talked before about the fact that an … Continue reading

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“A fine line to walk,” ethics of humanitarian health work

On the November 15th episode of the HJRC, we speak with Professor Lisa Schwartz an ethicist in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at McMaster University and the Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Healthcare Ethics. Professor Schwartz speaks to … Continue reading

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