physician assisted suicide

Hospice to provide safe haven from euthanasia for patients and doctors

Published by Evan Boudreau, in The Catholic Register, March 24, 2017

http://www.catholicregister.org/item/24677-hospice-to-provide-safe-haven-from-euthanasia-for-patients-and-doctors

Physician-assisted suicide and conscience protections for doctors in Ontario

As of June 17, 2016, it is now legal for patients to request physician-assisted suicide in Canada. Almost every other province has created a process to provide MAID without compromising healthcare provider’s consciences. Ontario’s newly introduced legislation, Bill 84, does not include any conscience protections.

Video of Dr Ewan Goligher available!

Last October, the deVeber Institute co-hosted its Annual Public Lecture with Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Our Special guest was Dr. Ewan Goligher who spoke "On Saying "No": the Ethics of Conscientious Objection in Healthcare":

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.

It's Not That Simple in the News!

On June 1st, Andrew Coyne's article "Finger points of consent missing in assisted suicide bill" appeared in the National Post. In this article, Andrew comments on the pivotal role that consent and autonomy play in the debate on assisted suicide. He uses It's Not That Simple to support his argument that consent is not always present in countries with legalized euthanasia or assisted suicide and that the proposed safeguards will not be sufficient to protect vulnerable people. With a firm grasp on the arguments used to support assisted suicide, Andrew says: