Category Mental Health

Turning Human Rights Upside Down with Advance Requests for MAID

Trudo Lemmens shows how proposals to expand advance requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID) ignore the Supreme Court’s restraint reflected in the Carter decision and reverse constitutional and human rights norms.

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.