JEMH Open Volume 11, 2020-2023

Submissions are welcomed at any time, and if accepted, will be published immediately following the revision process.

The review process will be completed within 1 to 3 months.

Submissions for four sections ("Articles", "Frontline Perspectives", "Benchmark", "Hindsight") will be subject to blind peer review. Other submissions are reviewed by the Editorial Committee.

Table of Contents




i. Why Legalizing Physician Assisted Suicide for People with Mental Illness is Misguided

John Maher MD FRCPC
Publication Date: Feb 19, 2020

ii. MAID for Mental Illness: The Sanitization of Suicide

John Maher MD FRCPC
Publication Date: Dec 10, 2020

iii. Involuntary Psychiatric Treatment: Ethically Justified?

Walter Glannon PhD
Publication Date: Aug 10, 2023






Letters to the Editor

i. COVID-19: Treating the Pandemic Today and Coping with the Aftermaths Tomorrow

Adriana Tamburello, Marco Marando
Publication Date: May 19, 2020




Peer Reviewed Submissions

i. Re-Thinking Concurrent Disorder: Exploring Ethical Issues in Conducting Research with the Concurrent Disorder Patient

Michelle C. Danda MN MPN RN CPMHN(C)
Publication Date: May 10, 2020

ii. Migrant Suicide: A Case for Intersectional Suicide Research

Emily Yue
Publication Date: Sept 14, 2021

iii. Epistemic Injustice and Clinician Mental Health: The Ethical Implications of Clinician Disclosure

Kaitlin Sibbald BSc, MScOT
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2021

iv. Depression and the Desire to Die – Implications for Medical Assistance in Dying

Elyse Platt BAH MA MD
Publication Date: Nov 17, 2021


Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide, and Suicide Rates in Europe

David Albert Jones
Publication Date: Feb 7, 2022


Ethical Implications of Third-Party Record Release

Jessica Hodson BSc, Dawn McBride PhD
Publication Date: March 21, 2022


Barriers to Adapting the Trieste Model in America

Matthew Moran BS BA MA
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2022


A Proposed Ethical Framework to Assist Social Workers in Selecting Therapeutic Interventions

Milê Glamcevski PhD, Justine Anne Collins PhD
Publication Date: Dec 15, 2022


Ethical Suicide Prevention in an Artificial Intelligence Driven Society

Martin Orr MB DBA, Kirsten van Kessel PhD, David Parry PhD
Publication Date: Aug. 7, 2023


Did the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 Prevent “at least one suicide every week”?

David Albert Jones DPhil FHEA
Publication Date : Dec 21, 2023


Invited Submissions

i. Biomedical Approaches to Refugee Mental Health in Areas of Limited Capacity: Current Trends and Implications on Refugee Mental Health and Mental Health Practice in Europe’s Refugee Centres

Lavan Kandiah MSc
Publication Date: May 22, 2020



Frontline Perspectives

Peer Reviewed Submissions

i. The Use of Humor Whilst Abiding to Ethical Principles in Psychiatry

Paulann Grech PhD
Publication date: April 30, 2020

ii. Ethical and Legal Considerations of COVID-19 in Canada

Adam Beswick, Julie Richard, Julie Zamprogna, Priya Subramanian
Publication Date: Aug 31, 2020

iii. Maternal Request for Cesarean Delivery Complicated by Schizophrenia with No Identifiable Legal Next of Kin. How Does an Obstetrician Proceed?

Rebecca Purvis MD, Imelda Odibo MD, William Johnstone MD JD MBA
Publication Date: Feb 14, 2022

iv. The Assessment of Stated versus Demonstrated Capacity: A Consideration for Patient Care and Public Safety

Erin A. Dean MD, Christopher L. Sola DO FACLP
Publication Date: March 1, 2022

v. Boundary Ethics in Peer Support: A Case Study

Julia Knopes PhD MA
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2022

vi. Ethical Challenges on an Inpatient Involuntary Psychiatric Unit in the Time of COVID-19

Gwen Levitt DO DFAPA
Publication Date: April 7, 2023

vii. Balancing Duty of Care and Dignity of Risk using the Capacity Assessment and Remediation Tool (CART): a preliminary feasibility study

Jamie Berry, Serena Abousleiman, Kathryn Bailey, Trisha Das, Monique Hassarati, Fatima Idaayen, Simone Soliman  
Publication Date: Dec 31,2023


Invited Submissions




Peer Reviewed Submissions


Invited Submissions

i. A Look at Equality in Healthcare and Law Related to Substance Use Disorders
Angela Carr RN BScN LLM (candidate)
Publication Date: Feb 1, 2020




Peer Reviewed Submissions

i. Sharon LeFevre (1953-1999): Self-Harm and the Ethics of Testimony
Dr. Mark Cresswell
Publication Date: Feb 3, 2020



In My Life

i. COVID-19, Fear and the ‘Brave’ Souls Who Disregard Retail Shop Directional Arrows
Marnie Wedlake PhD RP
Publication Date: August 20, 2020



Research Reflections

i. COVID-19: ‘Contagion to this world’ and the Demand for Ethical Research
Julian C. Hughes, Julian Sheather, Katharine Wright
Publication Date: August 20, 2020

ii. Traversing Epistemic Injustice within a PhD Program
Aimee Sinclair, PhD Candidate, Sophie Ridley, PhD Candidate
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2022






Book and Media Reviews