The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research conducts and disseminates research on topics connected to human life in its biological, social and ethical dimensions. These topics are selected for study depending on emerging medical, technological and social developments. In undertaking this work the Institute believes that a sense of the inherent value and dignity of human life and of the human person as an end and not a means is a foundational perspective to bring to bear on its work.

The Institute's research may be original or may consist of reviews of existing literature. In each case the Institute's work is to be of the highest academic quality, though accessible to the general public.

From the Director's Desk

It’s Not So Simple: Working Symposium on Euthanasia & Assisted Suicide in Canada

We take pleasure in inviting you to our upcoming symposium focusing on euthanasia & assisted suicide in Canada.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers as well as critique the drafts for our upcoming book on euthanasia. The speakers include Alex Schadenberg, International Chair - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Dr. Paul Zeni, MD, Professor Ian Gentles, PhD, FRHS, Research Director, as well as deVeber Institute  interns.

Iola Plaxton DeVeber

Dear Friends,

It is with deep sadness that I must announce the passing of Iola DeVeber, Dr. Barrie DeVeber’s wife. Iola was recently admitted into the hospital and passed away on Friday at Victoria Hospital London.  

Personal Condolences can be sent to Dr. Barrie deVeber at 538 Chester St. London ON N6C 2J9.

                              

Visitations were held On Tuesday and Wednesday June 23rd and 24th respectively, the Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, June 24th at the O'Neil Funeral Home 350 William St, London, ON 

Debate: "The Future of Physician Assisted Suicide"

Debate: "The Future of Physician-Assisted Suicide"

Tonight, June 19th, at 7 pm, Jean Echlin will be joining the Institute for Medical Science (IMS) for a thought-provoking conversation about one of the most controversial issues of our time.

Keeping you posted!

deVeber News -Spring 2015


 

Complications Well-Received:

Since we've last spoken to you, we have done well in promoting our most recent publication, Complications: Abortion's Impact on Women. To date we have sold over 1650 copies both domestically and worldwide and we have recently received a reprint order of 600 copies. We have also released an EPub version of our book on both Kindle and Kobo platforms. These may be purchased on Amazon or here.

Complications: Worldwide Validity in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons:

Response to physician-assisted suicide in Canada by Jean Echlin

 
Jean Echlin, Palliative Care Nursing Specialist