Licit Substance Use in Physical Rehabilitation Settings

  • Brynne McArthur Department of Bioethics, University Health Network, Toronto; School of Rehabilitation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7823-9992
  • Alexandra Campbell Centre for Clinical Ethics, Unity Health Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0343-5494
  • Andria Bianchi Department of Bioethics, University Health Network; KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehabilitation; Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3802-0771
Keywords: substance use, rehabilitation, harm reduction, person-centred, patient-centred

Abstract

The purpose of this commentary is to consider circumstances under which it may be ethical to permit patients to use licit substances in rehabilitation contexts. While the content of this commentary may be transferable to other healthcare spaces, our focus on rehabilitation is based on some important distinctions that exist between rehabilitation and acute care spaces.

Published
2022-06-13
How to Cite
[1]
McArthur B, Campbell A, Bianchi A. Licit Substance Use in Physical Rehabilitation Settings . Can. J. Bioeth. 2022;5:124-8. https://doi.org/10.7202/1089791ar.
Section
Critical commentaries