Category Long-Term Care

MAiD and the Oral Protocol: Time for a Closer Look

Daryl Pullman compares the number of deaths due to MAiD in Canada in 2020 to the dramatically lower number that occurred in California under its end-of-life option. He argues for wider use of the oral protocol in Canada.

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.

The coronavirus vaccines are here. Now what?

Maya J. Goldenberg prepares us for the reality that an effective vaccine may stop the pathogen, but it will not establish health.

COVID-19 Exposes Health Disparities

Ramseyer Apau Bediako and Rachael Amoah argue that if we continue to fail to address race-related healthcare disparities and inequalities, then we deliberately deny Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour the best possible health outcomes.

Don’t exclude an essential part of the care team

Sylvie Lemay recommends using risk mitigation strategies in order to include family members and essential support persons as partners in care in assisted living or long term care settings during the pandemic.