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Prisoners' access to medical assistance in dying focus of discussion at meeting

Monday, September 11, 2017 @ 8:41 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Discussions about death can be sensitive in even the most common scenario, but tackling the discussion in the context of prison and an incarcerated person’s access to palliative care raises its own set of unique challenges.

Since medical assistance in dying was decriminalized in 2016, lawyers and legal academics have been faced with a range of ethical questions around end-of-life care and a person’s right to die. These questions will be debated at a prison-focused satellite meeting following the Second International Conference on End of Life,...