Category Mental Health

In a Nutshell: Correcting the record about medical assistance in dying

Jocelyn Downie clarifies what the Supreme Court of Canada’s Carter decision actually says (and doesn’t say) about advance requests for MAiD and MAiD for psychiatric illness.

Moral Superiority Doesn’t Help Protect Trans Kids

Lara Millman argues that preserving narratives of Canadian moral superiority and the comfort of privileged people inevitably harm our social justice pursuits.

Dignity and Adolescents’ Autonomy

Julien Brisson argues for an autonomy-based deontological approach to the topic of adolescent access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Unmuddying the waters of the law and MAiD for mental illness

Jocelyn Downie rebuts misleading claims about the law and medical assistance in dying for mental illness advanced by psychiatrists Mark Sinyor and Ari Zaretsky in a recent Op-Ed.

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.