Canadian perspective on Medical Assistance in Dying
Swinburne University of Technology’s 2016 Chancellor’s Lecture is on Wednesday 23 November, to be delivered by Professor Harvey Max Chochinov speaking on the topic, ‘Medical Assistance in Dying: MAID in Canada’.
In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition against physician-assisted dying violated the constitutional right to “life, liberty, and security of the person”. The government then established a panel to examine options for a legislative response to the ruling. The panel’s final report, helped shape Canada’s legislation, legalising Medical Assistance in Dying.
Professor Harvey Max Chochinov was Chair of the panel. He is an internationally renowned researcher in palliative care and issues related to dignity towards end-of-life. He will share his unique personal experiences and perspectives regarding Canada’s entry into Medical Assistance in Dying and pose key questions related to dignity in end of life care.
Professor Chochinov is a Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba and Director of the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, CancerCare Manitoba. He holds the only Canadian Research Chair in Palliative Care.
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