Category Death & Assisted Dying

The Need for Do Not Resuscitate Order Databases in Canada

Winifred Badaiki explores ethical issues that arise due to the absence of DNR databases in Canada and the possible benefits of such databases.

It’s Good that Bill C-7 Extends MAID to Chronic Sufferers

Stuart Chambers points out that expanding access to medical assistance in dying was always about relieving suffering rather than about targeting people with disabilities.

In a Nutshell: The Continuing Saga of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

Jocelyn Downie outlines Bill C-7, Canada’s newly amended medical assistance in dying legislation, and recounts the legal history of the changes.

Exceptionalizing Mental Illness & Medical Assistance in Dying

Daryl Pullman examines the argument that prohibiting medical assistance in dying for people whose sole underlying condition is mental illness unfairly exceptionalizes mental illness.

In a Nutshell: An attempted assault on access to MAiD

Jocelyn Downie summarizes Y v. Swinemar, the recent decision in the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal that rejected third parties interfering with access to medical assistance in dying.