Tag Archives: MAiD
In a Nutshell: The Special Joint Committee on MAiD tackles Mental Disorders
Jocelyn Downie summarizes the federal Special Joint Committee’s report as it relates to medical assistance in dying for mental disorders as the sole underlying medical condition, and raises concerns about the politically partisan nature of the dissenting opinions.
In a Nutshell: The Special Joint Committee on MAiD and Advance Requests
Timothy Holland summarizes the recently released Special Joint Parliamentary report on medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as it applies to advance requests for MAiD.
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.