Dr. Gerald Ashe, a member of our Physicians Advisory Council, shares his experience as an assisted dying provider: “To me it’s one of the most incredible meetings of two human beings. If I can meet that person at that time and provide that service? It’s such a privilege.”
Two pioneering doctors in the field of medical assistance in dying have signed on to participate in a May 30 webinar hosted by DWDC. Click on the link to RSVP and to find out how to submit your questions in advance. It's free to attend but space is limited!
A university professor who once compared the arguments of assisted dying advocates to Nazi propaganda has stepped down as chair of an influential committee that will study advance requests for assisted dying. This comes after Dying With Dignity Canada made a public call for Dr. Harvey Schipper to clarify his inflammatory past statements.
A doctor's point of view: "I have come to believe one of the most significant challenges facing us is a lack of understanding of the meaning of life and death and our expectations of what medicine can do in a technologically advanced era."
Watch: In Parliament on Tuesday, B.C. MP Murray Rankin asked the government a pointed question about the appropriateness of having a vocal opponent of assisted dying chair an influential study on advance requests. Hear his comments and the response from the federal Health Minister.