Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: Where are we now and where are we going?

In this presentation, I will explain the law with respect to medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada. For example, who is eligible? What are the procedural safeguards? What are the oversight mechanisms? I will then describe what we know about how MAID is turning out in practice. For example,

Speakers

Jocelyn Downie
Professor Emeritus, Faculties of Law and Medicine, Dalhousie University

Start

February 29, 2024 - 1:30 pm

End

February 29, 2024 - 3:30 pm

Address

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In this presentation, I will explain the law with respect to medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada. For example, who is eligible? What are the procedural safeguards? What are the oversight mechanisms?

I will then describe what we know about how MAID is turning out in practice. For example, who is getting MAID? What are their reasons for requesting MAID? What is the relationship between MAID and palliative care?

I will then shine a light on the issues about which there is active discussion of law reform, in particular, advance requests for MAID (e.g., a person with dementia making a request for MAID to be provided after they have lost decision-making capacity).

 

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