The Canadian Journal of Bioethics is a peer-reviewed, bilingual (French and English), international, open access academic journal that publishes theoretical, conceptual and empirical research in bioethics. The aim of the journal is to provide a space for the publication of high quality and thought provoking bioethics scholarship of diverse forms (e.g., articles, commentaries, book reviews, editorials, debate pieces, case studies) and from across the full range of specialties in the field (e.g., clinical ethics, research ethics, public health ethics, technology ethics, professional ethics). The journal welcomes submissions that might not otherwise be publishable in US or European bioethics journals because of the language (e.g., in French), jurisdictional context (e.g., specific national issues or cases), form or subject matter (e.g., using diverse theoretical frameworks or applying novel methods).

2020 CBS Student Writing Contest


Are you an undergrad or grad student interested in publishing your work in the Canadian Journal of Bioethics? Submit a 2000-3000 word argument-based research commentary. Deadline: January 8, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

A maximum of the top 10 entries will be published in the Canadian Journal of Bioethics AND given a free 1-year CBS student membership. The authors of the highest ranked submissions will also be granted free registration at the 31st CBS Annual Conference, in Toronto in June 2020 (up to a maximum of two undergraduate and two graduate students).

Vol 2 No 2 (2019): Open Issue

Cover Art: Emanuelle Dufour

Published: 2019-03-11

Les grèves de médecins en République Démocratique du Congo : quels repères éthiques généralisables?

Laurent Jean-Claude Ravez, Stuart Rennie, Robert Yemesi, Jean-Lambert Chalachala, Darius Makindu, Frieda Behets, Albert Fox, Melchior Kashamuka, Patrick Kayembé


In Our Own Words: A Qualitative Exploration of Complex Patient-Provider Interactions in an LGBTQ Population

Saba Malik, Zubin Master, Wendy Parker, Barry DeCoster, Lisa Campo-Engelstein


Deficit-Based Indigenous Health Research and the Stereotyping of Indigenous People

Sarah Louise Hyett, Chelsea Gabel, Stacey Marjerrison, Lisa Schwartz


Overuse of Diagnostic Tests in Canada: A Critical Perspective

Julia Borges, Tiffany Lee, Abdullah Saif, Amit Sundly, Fern Brunger


Health Misinformation and the Power of Narrative Messaging in the Public Sphere

Timothy Caulfield, Alessandro R Marcon, Blake Murdoch, Jasmine M Brown, Sarah Tinker Perrault, Jonathan Jarry, Jeremy Snyder, Samantha J Anthony, Stephanie Brooks, Zubin Master, Christen Rachul, Ubaka Ogbogu, Joshua Greenberg, Amy Zarzeczny, Robyn Hyde-Lay


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