Tag Archives: Carter v. Canada

Mental Illness and Access to Assisted Dying

Ryan Tanner responds to objections to allowing medical assistance in dying for persons suffering from mental illness as the sole underlying medical condition.

Assisted Dying: A History of Ethical Principles

Stuart Chambers describes the ethical principles that have shaped the historical debates surrounding medical assistance in dying in Canada.

Advance Request for Euthanasia?

Catherine Ferrier raises concerns about advance requests for medical assistance in dying.

Dignity, Politics, and Medical Assistance in Dying

Harry Critchley considers the meaning and role of dignity within debates on medical assistance in dying.

Incremental medical assistance in dying

Stuart Chambers comments on the incrementalism that characterizes the Liberal government’s legislation on medical assistance in dying.

Proposed Canadian legislation on medical assistance in dying

Leah Hutt summarizes the eligibility criteria and safeguards for medical assistance in dying, as proposed by the Government of Canada.

Physician-assisted death needs expert reporting and monitoring

Juliet Guichon and Pauline Alakija argue that governments should require that physician-assisted deaths be reportable to (and by) coroners and medical examiners, so that scrupulous monitoring of physician-assisted death may occur.