Arthur Schafer is the founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba and a professor in the department of philosophy.
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Doctors, chiropractors and a secret agreement: Manitoba lawsuit suggests a troubling code of silence
The Manitoba Chiropractors Association has launched a lawsuit against the Manitoba College of Physicians and Surgeons, alleging the college violated a secret agreement the two groups signed in 2003. The lawsuit raises troubling ethical questions, says the University of Manitoba's Arthur Schafer.
First Nations children not well served by chemotherapy ruling: Arthur Schafer
Some see Friday's court ruling as a landmark decision for aboriginal children’s welfare rights. But according to medical ethicist Arthur Schafer, it’s a victory that was won at a high cost.
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Physician-assisted suicide: the case for legalization
In Canada, if you are a competent adult, then you have the legal as well as the moral right to insist that life-support be withheld or withdrawn, even if this will result in your immediate death.