1st Floor, Jim Pattison Pavilion, 899 West 12th Ave.
Canada legalized medically assisted dying (MAiD) two years ago, but continuing interpretive challenges often lead to MAiD assessors/providers working “at the edge.” The lack of clarity in the legal eligibility criteria for MAiD affects clinicians, lawyers, activists, policy makers, and patients who seek a medically assisted death. This MAiD panel discussion hosted by Andre Picard will present the experiences of practitioners working “at the edge” and invites discussion about whether and/or in what ways the law should change in Canada, and how clinical practice at the edges should be monitored.
The Edges of Canada’s MAiD Laws: Jocelyn Downie, Professor of Law, Dalhousie
Clinical Practice at the Edge: Ellen Wiebe, Physician and MAiD Provider
Patient Experience at the Edge: Daniel Ouellet, Husband of woman who had MAiD
Activism at the Edge: Shanaaz Gokool, CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada
The Media and MAiD: Andre Picard, Journalist at the Globe and Mail