End of Life

93 articles:
by Gali Katznelson

MAiD debate must be paused until we have dealt with COVID-19

Rather than rushing to amend our Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law, Parliament should be focused on expanding access to social services.

by Peter Allatt

The timing could hardly be worse

You want to introduce fundamental change to a controversial practice during a pandemic? Bill C-7 will become law while every healthcare organization in the country is swamped by the worst crisis in living memory.

by Darren Cargill

Giving thanks for Dan’s Law

by Sarina R. Isenberg Stephanie Saunders Maya Stern Ramona Mahtani

Raising the bar on our haphazard end-of-life transition from hospital to home

by Sarina R. Isenberg Amy T. Hsu

What are we willing to pay for the quality of death we want?

by Kelli Stajduhar Denise S. Cloutier

Not scared of dying but of dying scared

by Christina Sinding

Last rights: Connecting the space between palliative care and MAiD

For my Mom, palliative care and MAiD unfolded gracefully together. My family’s experience is one among many that might prompt Canada’s palliative care organizations to reconsider their relationship to MAiD

by Alexandra Rendely

Why do some deaths hit harder than others?

by Dianne Godkin Jonathan Breslin

CPSO’s revised end-of-life policy is ethically problematic

by Kara Grace Hounsell Marcella Jones Melanie Spence Nisha Kansal Thrmiga Sathiyamoorthy

Post-COVID-19, we must fight to keep healthcare for all

by Dianne Godkin

The MAiD 10-day waiting period: is it doing more harm than good?

Three years post legislation, it is time to reflect on whether the 10-day waiting period is an effective mechanism for confirming that a wish is enduring.

by Lucas Vivas Pascal Bastien

Expanding MAiD criteria could irreversibly harm the most vulnerable

Since most MAiD requests stem from concerns over autonomy and control, we must ask ourselves if supporting the expansion of MAiD for a few justifies exposing an ever-increasing number of vulnerable patients to its irreversible harms.

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