Françoise Baylis

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Bioethics and Philosophy

2011/12-2018/19 • $1,400,000 • PI
The new research theme is Impact ethics: Making a difference. The overarching objective is to develop and promote ethical policy in health, science and biotechnology. To this end, the research will critically examine the limits of mainstream bioethics in pursuit of meaningful transformations in...

Implementation of a maternal pertussis immunization program: identifying barriers, factors that predict success, and interventions to improve coverage among Inuit women

2016/17-2018/19 • $199,992 • PI,CO,Other
Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a respiratory disease that affects millions of people every year. Babies are more likely than older children and adults to catch whooping cough. Those who catch whooping cough become very sick and may even die. While many people receive a pertussis...

Path Forward for the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

2017/18 • $2,186 • PI
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Commercial Actors and Patient Group Influence on Health Policy Decisions Regarding the Public Funding of In Vitro Fertilization: A Cross Provincial Study

2015/16-2016/17 • $90,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
In 2014, Ontario and New Brunswick announced new public funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) These new initiatives have been attributed, in part, to the work of highly mobilized interest groups advocating for the establishment of public funding for IVF, and the highly successful lobbying and...

Best Brains Exchange: Online Gambling in Nova Scotia.

2016/17 • $1,000 • PI
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Stem Cell Network/Réseau de cellules souches

2012/13-2015/16 • $2,061,000 • PI,CO
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A comparative study of assisted human reproduction patients' views about the donation of eggs and embryos for scientific and clincal research

2011/12-2013/14 • $345,399 • PI,CO
To date, much has been written, globally, about the views of women and couples in various jurisdictions concerning the disposition of both excess human eggs and embryos for therapeutic or research purposes (in either an altruistic or a commercial context). Canadian contributions to the...

Should your tax dollars pay for IVF?

2013/14 • $3,000 • PI
There are plenty of stories of infertile couples spending enormous amounts of time, money, physical and emotional energy trying to conceive a baby through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Currently only two provinces publicly fund IVF. Ontario funds IVF for infertility due to blocked fallopian...

Stem Cell Network/Réseau de cellules souches

2010/11-2011/12 • $1,280,000 • PI,CO
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Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy

2010/11-2011/12 • $300,000 • PI
Our obligations to future generations are frequently discussed in relation to concerns about population control, the conservation of non-renewable resources, and the allocation of goods such as health care. Recent advances in genetics and genomics, however, now push us to consider our...

Let Conscience Be Their Guide? Conscientious Refusals in Reproductive Health Care

2010/11-2011/12 • $223,713 • PI,CO
Many bioethicists and health-policy makers are currently struggling with what to do about conscientious refusals by health care professionals to provide standard health care services, such as abortions. The proposed research addresses this complex moral and legal issue. Our team will conduct...

Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges

2011/12 • $20,000 • PI
In North America, 8% to 12% of couples experience infertility. A subset of these couples seek medical assistance to conceive, others pursue adoption (with or without having first tried assisted human reproduction), and still others choose (or accept) child-free living. In addition, assisted...

The Rise in Childhood Bipolar Behaviors: Concerns and Questions?

2011/12 • $3,000 • PI
It is widely reported in newspapers and academic journals that the numbers of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder is rapidly increasing. Having previously diagnosed bipolar disorder almost exclusively in the adult population, since the mid 1990s there has been a considerable rise in the...

States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics

2010/11 • $275,300 • PI,CO
In 2001, at the close of the decade designated by presidential proclamation as the ¿Decade of the Brain¿, William Safire coined the phrase ¿neuroethics¿ and, from the platform of his column in the New York Times, announced the need for such a discipline. The proposed States of Mind New Emerging...