Category Death & Assisted Dying
Jocelyn Downie describes the recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in A.B. v. The Attorney General of Canada and the Attorney General for Ontario, which provides an interpretation of “reasonably foreseeable natural death” within the Canadian federal legislation on medical assistance in dying (MAiD).
Michelle Oberman compares abortion and assisted dying and argues that focusing on the ‘right to choose’ risks ignoring the social and economic factors that shape and constrain our choices.
Michele Battle-Fisher calls on conventional medical to consider how acts of healing will change in the context of transhumanism.
Jennifer A. Chandler describes some of the ethical and legal challenges surrounding organ donation following medical assistance in dying.
Ryan Tanner responds to objections to allowing medical assistance in dying for persons suffering from mental illness as the sole underlying medical condition.
Stuart Chambers argues that faith-based institutions should not be ‘conscientiously objecting’ to medical assistance in dying.
Ellen Wiebe, a physician who has provided medical assistance in dying, discusses her views about providing this service when the request is from a young person suffering from mental illness.