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Winners of New Award for Ethics in Palliative Care Announced
Montreal, September 10, 2014—The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is pleased to announce the winners of the Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care: Margaret Somerville and Kelly Hubbard. The new award recognizes and honours the important work done by Jean Echlin in her long and distinguished career in palliative care.
Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of McGill’s Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, Samuel Gale Professor of Law, and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, has worked for over 30 years as an ethicist. During her career she has been a bold beacon of reason in both her academic work and the public square against legalizing euthanasia, arguing for better access to high quality palliative care, especially total pain management in caring for dying people.
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Autism: New Attitudes, Approaches and Assumptions
Toronto, July 11, 2014—The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research hosted a public discussion: Autism: New Attitudes, Approaches and Assumptions featuring leading Canadian researchers and thinkers in the field of autism.
Funded through the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) Café Scientifique series, speakers included CIHR researchers Dr. James Bebko, Dr. Edvokia Anagnostou, and leading advocate Estée Klar.
The deVeber Institute’s Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care recognizes and honours the important work done by Jean Echlin in her long and distinguished career in palliative care.
A nominee for the award must be an individual or a group of individuals that supports, believes in, and embodies the philosophy and ethics of palliative care. Nominees support the notion that palliative care constitutes not just dying well, but also, and more importantly, living well. And that all persons should be provided the highest level of quality-of-life until the moment of death.
Press Release: deVeber Responds to Doctor’s Request for Assisted Suicide
Response to Dr. Donald Low’s Request for Assisted Suicide
Jean Echlin, Advisor to the deVeber Institute, was interviewed by Metro Morning with Matt Galloway CBC News on September 25th, 2013
For her complete interview please click here: http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2408418864