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Why Physician-Assisted Dying Can and Should Remain Restricted in Canada after Carter: Lessons from the Belgian Experience

Why Physician-Assisted Dying Can and Should Remain Restricted in Canada after Carter: Lessons from the Belgian Experience
155 College Street, Room 106, Health Sciences Building
Time: Feb 3rd, 4:10 pm End: Feb 3rd, 5:30 pm
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Talk by Trudo Lemmens

The Joint Centre for Bioethics presents Bioethics Seminar Series:

Why Physician-Assisted Dying Can and Should Remain Restricted in Canada after Carter: Lessons from the Belgian Experience

Trudo Lemmens, LicJur, LLM (Bioethics), DCL, Professor and Scholl Chair in Health Law and Policy Faculty of Law, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Joint Centre for Bioethics

Following the Carter decision, Federal and Provincial legislators have no choice but to provide access to Physician-Assisted-Dying (PAD), but they only have to do so in the context of restricted and rigorously monitored cases and with strict safeguards. Yet, if they follow the Provincial-Territorial Advisory Group recommendations, Canada risks ending up with the most lenient and open-ended PAD regime. This presentation will discuss some key evidence and case reports from the current most liberal regime, Belgium. I will show how and why a PAD regime with very open-ended criteria that relies on assessments by individual physicians, and only post-hoc independent review of reported cases, is problematic and puts vulnerable people at risk of premature death.

This seminar will also be webcast. Join seminar via Adobe Connect: https://jcb.adobeconnect.com/bioethicsseminars/

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, please visit: http://jcb.utoronto.ca/tools/seminars.shtml or call [416] 978-2709.

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