Tag: WesternU

Drummond Report Chapter 5 Review (Part 2)

The Drummond Report was commissioned for the purpose of addressing the rising costs of health care in the provincial budget and gave a series of recommendations in a variety of areas related to the health care system. One such area under review was hospitals, which the report argued was not being incentivized to increase efficiency […]

Ethical Proponents of Patient End-of-Life Decision Making Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques

Major medical advancements have revolutionized the field of medicine in recent years, including procedures such as the one undertaken by Dr. Adrian Owen and his research team regarding the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect levels of consciousness in permanently vegetative state (PVS) patients. Similar to other medical interventions, this technique has […]

Why Cannabis Should Not be Legal in Canada.

Cannabis sativa, a species of Cannabis, is a flowering plant that is used in the creation of marijuana (United States Department of Agriculture, 2011). Although its use has been illegal in Canada since 1923, cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada, and the country has the third highest prevalence rate of marijuana […]

The Effect that Wealth has on Population Health

The relationship between health and wealth has become one of the most examined areas in the field of social determinants of health. The material studied in class has shown that social determinants of health such as income and workplace conditions have a greater impact on ones health than lifestyle factors. It has become clear to […]

Disney Influence on Gender Types and Race.

Since its establishment in 1920, the Disney Corporation has since become a household name for wholesome family entertainment. Disney is often associated with promoting pure and innocent fantasies, oftentimes through the use of fairytales. As technology’s role in the lives of children increases, it has become evident that accumulated media experiences, including television and film, […]

The Effects of Globalization and International Trade in a Global Village

Globalization  has quickly allowed countries to become more interconnected and closer than ever, due to the technological advances that have taken place, especially within the last century.  It is a process that involves powerful forces that in turn reshape local cultures and environments on an ever-intensifying scale (Spradley & McCurdy, 2012).  Yet, the process has […]

The Possibility of Transitioning from a Capitalist Society to a Post-Capitalist Society

At one point in time, agriculture predominantly involved the cultivation of crops to feed one’s own family through subsistence-based methods or through community webs in which individuals could trade or sell food to sustain human life. Today, there has been a massive shift towards the emergence of the “consumer society”, a society in which consumers […]

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis

After watching the movie the Big Short, I decided to post my piece that I wrote for my business ethics course in my last year of undergrad. While the movie was slightly confusing, largely due to the fact I don’t have a business or economics background, I found the movie to be highly enjoyable. It’s […]

The World Bank’s View of ‘Sustainable Development’ and its Impact on Addressing Social and Environmental Concerns on Indigenous Populations in Indonesia

Sustainable development has become a frequently discussed topic in development circles over the years. The word has often been used to replace concepts such as “progress” and “modernization” and has become apart of a unifying concept for many development activities (Estes, 1993).  The concept of sustainable development was first drawn upon by the Brundtland Commission […]

Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Tomorrow is the ‘official’ RAK day, we should all take a moment to do something kind for the people around us, whether we know them personally or not on a regular basis. What a good start though. Being kind doesn’t mean you have to spend ‘money’ on someone, it could be as simple as waiting to hold […]