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2015 Newsletter

Train Wreck: the Supreme Court Decision on Assisted Suicide

Article by Prof. Ian Gentles, Research Director and Adam Giancola, deVeber Institute Intern

On February 6th 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada unleashed a constitutional hurricane. Defying the clearly expressed will of Parliament, sidestepping judicial precedents, and flying in the face of recommendations from numerous advisory bodies, including those of the medical profession, the Court nullified the longstanding prohibition on assisted suicide.

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Working Symposium on Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia July 19-20

We would like to thank everyone who made this event a success. We would like to thank the speakers, Alex Schadenberg, Dr. Paul Zeni, Dr. Deb Zeni, Dr. Ian Gentles and our interns (Julia Giancola, Christina Holmquist, Conor Sweetman, and Martha McNeely) for their insightful speeches at the symposium. Thank you also to Kathy Matusiak and Lorraine McCallum who contributed so much to the planning and publicity involved in the event and Professors Keith and Elizabeth Ring-Cassidy for graciously hosting us. To everyone who attended the event: your presence was so important to us and your contributions to the discussion were much appreciated!

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