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

Headlines Worth Reading

Euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (physician assisted death) have been in the news lately. Here is just a few of the articles worth reading....

Cardinal Collins video response to Parliamentary Report: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cardinal+collins+video+%2b+euthanasia&view=detail&mid=5D1AEE3DBE11A681C7225D1AEE3DBE11A681C722&FORM=VIRE

Assisted dying report goes beyond scope, ignores evidence

David Baker and Trudo Lemmens

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/assisted-dying-report-goes-beyond-scope-ignores-evidence/article28939386/

Fixes still needed for the assisted dying bill

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/04/22/fixes-still-needed-for-the-assisted-dying-bill

Published Friday, April 22nd 2016

Toronto Sun, Calgary Sun, Ottawa Sun, Winnipeg Sun and Edmonton Sun.

Prof. Ian Gentles, Research Director of the DeVeber Institutes for Bioethics and Social Research

Societal Death Anxiety in 2016 and Book Launch of It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today

You're invited to join us on MARCH 10 2016 in Windsor at the Hospice of Windsor & Essex County's event:
 
Societal Death Anxiety in 2016 and Book Launch of It’s Not That Simple: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Today by Professors Jean Echlin RN, MScN and Ian Gentles PhD, FRHS
 
Presented by Jean Echlin, RN, MScN OTN Event #52892362http://webcast.otn.ca/mywebcast?id=52892362
 
DETAILS |
 
TIME:Thursday Evening, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: The Hospice of Windsor & Essex County Auditorium
6038 Empress Street
 
A light meal will be served at 5:00 p.m.
 
RSVP to registrations@thehospice.ca
 
Please see the poster for the event attached.

Palliative Care Desperately In Need of Revising

The federal and provincial government need to provide access to adequate palliative care in legislation. 

"In its findings, the society said critically ill patients are falling through the cracks of the health care system and improvements are needed to address the patchwork of service that exists."

Read The Full Article: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/01/12/palliative-care-canada-society-report_n_8960972.html

It's been a busy 2015

Dear Friends of the deVeber Institute,

Thank you for your support this year. Thanks to the support of our donors, like you, we’ve been able to spread the research and information we work tirelessly to publish and disseminate. Thanks to you, we have been able to accomplish so much more in 2015. 

Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women: