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Press Release: New Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

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New Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

Toronto, July 3rd, 2014—The deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research is pleased to announce the Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care, a new award that 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.

Jean Echlin Award for Ethics in Palliative Care

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.

Response to Dr. Donald Low’s Request for Assisted Suicide

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

Study finds parents want to have choice to remove feeding tubes from their terminally ill children

Complete National Post article may be found here:

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/04/23/parents-should-have-choice-to-remove-feeding-tubes-from-terminally-ill-children-study/

Article by Tom Blackwell.

Pediatrics study of 11 parents says they feel they should have the choice to remove feeding tubes from terminally ill children.

Study can be found as an attachment below.

Think Suicide in the Elderly is Courageous? Think Again

Think Suicide in the Elderly is Courageous? Think Again

Jean Echlin

This article was published on Thursday, March 7th 2013 in the Windsor Star

http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/03/07/think-suicide-in-the-elderly-is-courageous-think-again/

In February of this year, a national paper printed an extraordinary posthumous letter from a 91 year old woman who died by suicide because she was tired of living. She wanted to end her life with dignity. Though most of the (published) responses thought she was courageous, I disagree. I believe there is more to the issue when the elderly contemplate suicide.