Category: Bioethics and Policy

Atikokan, Ontario: A Rural Community Health Assessment

History of Atikokan, Ontario: Atikokan, Ontario, is located in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 200km west of Thunder Bay (Atikokan.ca, 2012). The town is often referred to as the canoeing capital of Canada. It is also known for being a safe, and healthy community with a diverse economy, and strong ties to the wilderness. Atikokan was originally […]

Drummond Report: Chapter Five Analysis

I’ve decided to post my partial analysis of the Drummond Report, which was commissioned by the federal government of Canada in 2012. In February of 2012, a document known as the Drummond Report was released into the public realm. Chapter 5 of the report detailed over 100 recommendations for sweeping changes across the health care sector. […]

Revitalizing our Blood Donation System

The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is a national, not for profit, charitable organization that oversees and manages the collection of blood for all the provinces and territories of Canada, outside of Quebec.  Donors are the heart of our blood supply system and the vital lifeline to thousands of people across the country who, each year, […]

The Impacts of Climate Change: The Implications on Human Health

One of the greatest threats to human health in developed societies is climate change. There is now consensus among scientists confirming the existence of global warming, due in part to rising greenhouse gas emissions as a result of human activity (Anstey, 2013).  Climate change is widely recognized as a major threat to human health due […]