Tag Archives: Health policy
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.
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.
MAiD for mental suffering: The limits of psychiatry
Peter J. Baylis critiques the argument that mental health concerns are never irremediable, and that people with a mental illness as a sole underlying condition should not be eligible for medical assistance in dying.
Four years (and counting) of unconstitutional barriers to MAiD
Jocelyn Downie and Jon Goud explore what happens if the Attorney General’s request for still more time to fix Canada’s unconstitutional medical assistance in dying law is granted (or not).