Tag Archives: palliative care
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.
An Updated But Incomplete Picture: MAiD in Canada
Jocelyn Downie calls for more robust information about medical assistance in dying in Canada in order to help protect all vulnerable patients.
Chris Simpson rants about the crisis in Canada’s hospitals.
Debunking the Myth About Access to Palliative Care
Jocelyn Downie and Georgia Lloyd-Smith dispute the oft-repeated claim that current rates of access to palliative care in Canada are between 16%-30%.