End of Life

109 articles:
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 Nikita Arora

‘Tell me it will be OK:’ Learning to deal with patients’ pain

As a surgical resident, a huge part of my job is, unexpectedly, palliation. But I’ve never received training on how to do it. Am I doing it right? I wonder.

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.

by Kieran Quinn

Determining who gets to access Medical Assistance in Dying is all of our responsibility

In relying on our judicial system to decide who has the right to access MAiD as a means to relieve intolerable suffering, we are delaying important decisions on how to deliver high-quality end-of-life care to all Canadians.

by Michael Fralick John Fralick

Rapid fire: Geriatric Medicine

by David Dorian Ryan Hinds Serena Thompson

The controversy around estimating deaths from medical error

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