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    Operationalizing Equity in Surgical Prioritization
    with Simon Kelley, Annie Fecteau, Mark Levine, Iram Blajchman, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, and Roxanne Kirsch
    Canadian Journal of Bioethics / Revue canadienne de bioéthique 6 (2): 11-19. 2023.
    The allocation of critical care resources and triaging patients garnered a great deal of attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is a paucity of guidance regarding the ethical aspects of resource allocation and patient prioritization in ‘normal’ circumstances for Canadian healthcare systems. One context where allocation and prioritization decisions are required are surgical waitlists, which have been globally exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this paper, we detail the proces…Read more
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    Choosing death in unjust conditions: hope, autonomy and harm reduction
    with Amy Mullin
    Journal of Medical Ethics 50 (6): 407-412. 2024.
    In this essay, we consider questions arising from cases in which people request medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in unjust social circumstances. We develop our argument by asking two questions. First, can decisions made in the context of unjust social circumstance be meaningfully autonomous? We understand ‘unjust social circumstances’ to be circumstances in which people do not have meaningful access to the range of options to which they are entitled and ‘autonomy’ as self-governance in the ser…Read more