With Prof. Jocelyn Downie, CM, FRSC, FCAHS, SJD
Sunday, June 27, 2021 3:00 pm EST
In this presentation, Jocelyn Downie will provide an overview of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada. She will explain the legal requirements for access to MAiD and the data we have on MAiD in practice. She will also flag the issues that will be the subject of future debate as MAiD law and practice continue to evolve.
Jocelyn Downie is the James Palmer Chair in Public Policy and Law at Dalhousie University. Her work on end-of-life law and policy includes: Special Advisor to the Canadian Senate Committee on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide; author of Dying Justice: A Case for the Decriminalizing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide in Canada; and member of the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel on End-of-Life Decision-Making, the plaintiffs’ legal team in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, and the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying.
She was named a member of the Order of Canada in part in recognition of her work advocating for high-quality, end-of-life care. She is also a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.