HEALING THE HEART OF MEDICINE: TRUSTING OUR MORAL COMPASS
The pandemic has been a challenge for each one of us in many ways, not the least of which revolves around the question: what behaviour is expected of individuals, as part of a collective, when facing a crisis?
Reflecting upon our actions with respect to their impact on others is the essence of ethics, and is an absolute necessity if we hope to live in a civilized society. How well has this been done during the pandemic? Have we focused sufficiently on the ethics of our various policies, recommendations or mandates? What can we learn about ourselves and our values going forward?
Our series ‘Healing the Heart of Medicine: Trusting Our Moral Compass’ attempts to explore those questions, because the process of doing so, and the insights gained, have far-reaching implications for each of us individually, and for our society as a whole, both now and in the years ahead. Thank you for joining us!
The CCCA Ethics and Law Committee
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What exactly is this ‘process’? Simply put, it has two elements: questioning or critiquing what we already think to be true, and then making guesses about how to explain the universe even better.
Imagine that you are offered a medical program, free of charge, that not only promises a lifespan of 200 years….There is no fine print in this offer; no hidden ‘catches’ to trip you up. Well, except for one.
How do we balance our individual autonomy with the roles we accept to perform in society?
In the event of a medical crisis affecting the health of the population at large, can our moral compass help us to answer this question: To what degree can a government supersede individual human rights, like bodily autonomy, and mandate an individual to accept an intervention to improve the health of that individual or their society?
HEALING THE HEART OF MEDICINE: TRUSTING OUR MORAL COMPASS Introductory Article New Series of articles from the CCCA Ethics and Law Committee Our COVID experience,
Deanna McLeod’s interview on Open Mike with Mr. Michael Thiessen, on the topic of conflicts of interests surrounding the COVID-19 injections.
In this peer-reviewed publication, Dr Patrick Provost examines the post-vaccination adverse events reporting system and the inherent weaknesses that may
Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an esteemed cardiologist from the United Kingdom, is interviewed about the real risks shown from the COVID-19 genetic vaccine trials.
A Rejoinder to Ogden et al.’s “Counterfactuals” of Effects of Vaccination and Public Health Measures on COVID-19 Cases in Canada:
U.S. Senator Ron Johnson invited a group of experts to explore the issues with the COVID-19 genetic vaccines. They discussed
Hundreds of Canadian health care providers are facing investigations by their provincial regulatory colleges for allegedly not following public health