Palliative Care

What's the difference anyways? Palliative Care versus MAID/MAD (Medical Aid in Dying)

There is growing confusion concerning end-of-life issues: what is palliative care, what can families expect if they ask for palliative care versus medical-aid-in-dying, and what is the difference?

Attention: Palliative care is NOT medical-aid-in-dying (MAID/MAD).

The Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare by Dr. Ewan Goligher

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Dr. Ewan Goliger is a physiologist and intensive care physician. He obtained his MD from the University of British Columbia and trained in internal medicine and critical care medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Goliger speaks about conscience rights for medical professionals including physicians, nurses and healthcare workers.

Thank You For Attending Our Summer Symposium!

The deVeber Institute recently hosted our summer symposium entitled "Medical Ethics in an Age of Reproductive Decisions and Medical Aid in Dying". The event was a great success and over 115 people attended.  The day was filled with thoughtful discussion and thorough presentations of new emerging research.

We had a total of four guest speakers as well as five student presentations from our summer interns.

Our first presenter was Dr. Kathy Pfaff. Her presentation was entitled Medical Aid in Dying: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing. She spoke about the fundamental definition of dignity and compassion, the clinical improvements experienced from palliative care and medical ethics in light of Bill C-14.

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