This past year we had a number of public events, speaking engagements and discussions with the public on major life issues including abortion, women’s health, palliative care, conscience rights for medical professionals, and assisted suicide.
There is growing confusion concerning end-of-life issues: what is palliative care, what can families expect if they ask for palliative care versus medical-aid-in-dying, and what is the difference?
Attention: Palliative care is NOT medical-aid-in-dying (MAID/MAD).
On Thursday, November 24th the deVeber Institute held its 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) via conference call. The meeting's minutes will be made available later this week. For the Executive Director's Report and a summary of everything the deVeber Institute has been able to accomplish this year thanks to the generous support of our donors please email email@example.com
We greatly appreciate the support we have received this year from our donors! Please consider making a donation today, on Giving Tuesday, to enable us to continue and plan for more important initiatives in 2017.
The Hush International Trailer is an attention grabbing introduction to the award winning, riveting documentary, that tackles one of the most important and controversial issues of our time; abortion & women's health.
To watch the trailer visit: https://www.reelhouse.org/mightymotionpictures/hushfilm/hush-international-trailer
Our newest co-op student, Jade Meawasige, has watched the film and offers her reflection as a 16-year-old young woman faced with this startling information concerning women's health and what we are not being told.
Annual Public Lecture Review
The deVeber Institute hosted it's Annual Public Lecture on Thursday Oct.27th 2016 at 7:00pm. Our Special Guest this year was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare". The event was co-hosted by Wycliffe College in Sharton Hall at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Ewan Goliger is a physiologist and an intensive care physician. He studied biochemistry and medicine at UBC and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine in Toronto. He earned his PhD in respiratory physiology at the University of Toronto and divides his time between clinical care and research. He has written and spoken on ethical issues in end-of-life care and conscientious objection.