We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close
Focus On
NEW In-House Counsel | Insurance | Intellectual Property | Immigration | Natural Resources | Real Estate | Tax
Story image

Conference on medical aid in dying for the mentally ill stirs debate between clinicians, legal professionals

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 12:59 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) is not an easy subject to approach in any circumstance because it involves having conversations about pain, suffering and death. However, these conversations become even more tenuous when they’re framed around a person living with mental illness.

The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, in co-operation with the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, held a one-day conference on Jan. 29 to highlight the complex issues surrounding access to physician-assisted death for people in this often marginalized group.

“I think a...