Tag Archives: medical assistance in dying

MAID for Mental Illness: Why Safeguards Won’t Work

John Maher asserts that medical assistance in dying (MAiD) should not be a legal option for persons whose sole underlying condition is mental illness because proposed safeguards will fail over time.

Euthanasia and Slippery Slopes: A Reply to Chambers

Jos VM Welie argues that the Groningen Protocol in the Netherlands presents a clear example of a slippery slope in the area of physician assistance in suicide and euthanasia.

The federal government requests an extension on MAiD

Jocelyn Downie argues that the federal government’s request for more time to amend medical assistance in dying legislation leaves Canadians to face enduring, intolerable, and irremediable suffering.

Media promotes baseless slippery slope claims

Stuart Chambers critiques the latest crop of slippery slope arguments against the expansion of eligibility for medical assistance in dying.

Expert Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

Sally Bean summarizes the recent expert report on Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and suggests that a legislative amendment is unlikely until compelling evidence exists or a common law ruling requires it.

MAiD & a Directive to Protect your Future Self

Letitia Meynell considers a critique of advance directives for medical assistance in dying and suggests that the wishes of capable persons for their future incapable selves should be respected.

Can Nurse Practitioners mention MAiD to patients?

Jocelyn Downie suggests that nurse practitioners can and should initiate discussions about medical assistance in dying with patients for whom it may be an option.