Exceptionalizing Mental Illness & Medical Assistance in Dying
March 11, 2021 · by impact ethics · in Canada, Canadian Bioethics, Community, Death & Assisted Dying, euthanasia, MAiD, Mental Health, Older Adults, physician-assisted dying, Privacy and Trust, Public Health, vulnerability
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
October 22, 2020 · by impact ethics · in Death & Assisted Dying, Death and Dying, euthanasia, Law & Policy, Older Adults, physician-assisted dying, vulnerability
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.
Euthanasia and Slippery Slopes: A Reply to Chambers
March 6, 2020 · by impact ethics · in Canadian Bioethics, Death & Assisted Dying, euthanasia, Law & Policy, MAiD, physician-assisted dying
Jos VM Welie argues that the Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands presents a clear example of a slippery slope in the area of physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia.