At the Edge of Assisted Dying

May 29, 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location:
    Vancouver General Hospital’s Paetzold Auditorium
    1st Floor, Jim Pattison Pavilion, 899 West 12th Ave.
    Vancouver, BC

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

No registration is necessary.