Euthanasia

Free Public Lecture, 2017! Mark Your Calendar!

The deVeber Institute's annual public lecture will be held on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at Carr Hall at the University of Toronto. This year we are very pleased to have Christina Lamb, PhD, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Lamb will be speaking on the topic of "Conscience and conscientious objection for nurses and other health care professionals: Advancing a way forward for education and practice". ​Doors will open for the lecture at 7:00pm. This is a free, public event. Please plan to attend and spread the word!

 

American College of Physicians opposes legalization of physician-assisted suicide

 Excerpt: "...the ACP believes that the ethical arguments against legalizing physician-assisted suicide remain the most compelling. On the basis of substantive ethics, clinical practice, policy, and other concerns articulated in this position paper, the ACP does not support legalization of physician-assisted suicide."

To read the full position paper please go to:

http://annals.org/aim/article/2654458/ethics-legalization-physician-assisted-suicide-american-college-physicians-position-paper

"Co-Morbid Pain and Dementia: A Case Study as Impetus for Change"

Don't miss this timely article prepared for the deVeber Institute and authored by Jean Echlin (RN, MSN), Kathryn Pfaff (RN, PhD) and Aleshia Johnston. 

"Co-Morbid Pain and Dementia: A Case Study as Impetus for Change"

Hospice to provide safe haven from euthanasia for patients and doctors

Published by Evan Boudreau, in The Catholic Register, March 24, 2017

http://www.catholicregister.org/item/24677-hospice-to-provide-safe-haven-from-euthanasia-for-patients-and-doctors

Physician-assisted suicide and conscience protections for doctors in Ontario

As of June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Almost every other province has created a process to provide MAID without compromising healthcare provider’s consciences. Ontario’s newly introduced legislation, Bill 84, does not include any conscience protections.