Tag Archives: palliative care

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.

Code Gridlock

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%.

When Living is a Fate Worse Than Death

Letitia Meynell, writing about her terminally ill mother, suggests that opponents of assisted death must turn their gaze away from abstract issues to the real embodied processes and experiences of dying patients.

Medical Aid in Dying: What Are We So Afraid Of?

Dave Langlois worries about the consequences of normalizing medical aid in dying, but nonetheless argues that grievously ill patients should be able to ask for, and receive, help in hastening their death.

End of Life Care in Quebec: It’s a New Dawn

Jocelyn Downie clarifies the final draft of Bill 52 as Quebec legislators prepare to vote.

The Ethical Bases of Medical Aid in Dying

Jean Mercier, Wayne Sumner, and Daniel Weinstock insist that the principles of respect for autonomy and compassion for our fellow citizens support physician-assisted dying.