Palliative Care

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"

What's the difference anyways? Palliative Care versus MAID/MAD (Medical Aid in Dying)

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).

The Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare by Dr. Ewan Goligher

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Dr. Ewan Goliger is a physiologist and intensive care physician. He obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Goliger speaks about conscience rights for medical professionals including physicians, nurses and healthcare workers.