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Medical Assistance in Dying - Old and New Challenges

  • November 09, 2023
  • 2:00 PM (EST)
  • Virtual


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Dr. Thorpe will briefly summarize the current status of legal, ethical and clinical aspects of medical assistance in dying and touch on some of the more challenging issues, both ongoing and anticipated after March 2023 when medical assistance in dying for sole mental illness becomes legal. 

Following this there will be a discussion of the practical matters associated with medical assistance in dying. The most common primary diagnosis contributing to MAiD requests in order are Cancer, Neuro-Degenerative Diseases, Cardiovascular Disease, and Respiratory Disease.

Our Presenter:  Dr. Lilian Thorpe

Actively involved in MAID related clinical work (900+ assessments/provisions) , teaching, research and graduate supervision. Member, Health Canada MAID Practice Standards Task Group, 2022-

Member, Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (CAMAP) team developing national curriculum on assessing capacity and vulnerability, 2021 Member, CAMAP Guidelines Working Group on MAiD assessments for people with Chronic Complex Conditions 2021-

Member and co-author, Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers (CAMAP) Capacity Guidelines Working Group, April 2020 Member, Saskatchewan Health Authority/Saskatchewan Cancer Agency Joint Ethics Committee, May 2, 2020 –

Member of the (former) Saskatoon Health Region committee which developed the regional MAID policy, 2015-2016 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Specialty Committee In Geriatric Psychiatry, March 2011- June 2016 . Founding and Board member until January 2009, Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry


Registration $30

No charge for Estate Planning Council of Canada Members

Guests are welcome - this event is for Professional Advisors only.

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