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?
“The Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS or the Policy) is a
joint policy of Canada’s three federal research agencies – the Canadian Institutes of Health Research
(CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), or “the Agencies.”
The authority to quarantine individuals was tested by the 2003 global outbreak of SARS. Quarantine was used during that time as a public health intervention tool to attempt to control the disease in Toronto. The outbreak put the public health preparedness of the Ontario legal system to the test. This article examines the legal issues related to the use of quarantine as a tool to control infectious disease outbreaks using the Ontario SARS epidemic as a case study.
Dr. Julie Ponesse has joined The Democracy Fund as the Pandemic Ethics Scholar, lending her expertise in ethics to continue advocating for Canadians right to confidently make educated, informed medical decisions. Watch her powerful speech for the Faith and Democracy series.
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