An incredible listen courtesy of The New York Times: "Days before he was scheduled to die, John Shields had a surprising idea. He wanted to have a wake for himself. And he would be there. Alive."
An incredible listen courtesy of The New York Times Days before he

‘The Daily’: Planning the Perfect Death

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British Columbia's John Shields dedicated his life to loving others and seeking the profound. He died how he lived. An incredible story in the The New York Times.
British Columbias John Shields dedicated his life to loving others and seeking

At His Own Wake, Celebrating Life and the Gift of Death

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Illandria Borel
James Leonard Park
Janet Glendenning
“I know what my future holds and I don’t want to endure it. I want to be able to die peacefully, with my family by my side.”
I know what my future holds and I dont want to endure

New plaintiff joins B.C. court challenge to federal assisted dying law

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Charles Murray
Lisa Critch
Miriam Gersho
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.”
Dr Gerald Ashe a member of our Physicians Advisory Council shares his

The doctors who assist in suicide on what it's like to end a life

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Ariel Tubbins
Kathy Fowlston
Lynn Steele
"I can't imagine having any more pain than I have now." A new plaintiff has joined a B.C. court challenge against Bill C-14's unconstitutional eligibility criteria.
I cant imagine having any more pain than I have now A

Second plaintiff joins court challenge of assisted dying law

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Karen Runtz
David John Webb
Ginette Séguin
Doctors who oppose assisted dying should have a duty to provide a referral to patients who request it.
Doctors who oppose assisted dying should have a duty to provide a

Dying With Dignity Canada — The duty to inform and refer

Doctors have rights of conscience, but patient care must come first.

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David John Webb
Grant White
BT Coop
A new Vancouver Island advocacy group has launched a petition asking for new hospice beds to go to a facility that allows assisted dying.
A new Vancouver Island advocacy group has launched a petition asking for

New MAiD advocacy group emerges in the Comox Valley - Comox Valley Record

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Margaret J Nyland
Sally Palmer Woods
Sia Allen
Our 2016 Annual Report is out! Find out how Dying With Dignity Canada answered the call in a whirlwind year — and how your support made it all possible.
Our 2016 Annual Report is out Find out how Dying With Dignity

DWDC 2016 Annual Report: Answering the Call

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DWDC Physicians Advisory Council member Dr. David Amies offers his insights on advance care planning and shares a personal story.
DWDC Physicians Advisory Council member Dr David Amies offers his insights on

Dr. David Amies: When it comes to end-of-life wishes, one must always be on guard

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Why do the conscience protections proposed in Manitoba's new assisted dying bill apply only to health professionals who oppose assisted dying, and not those who provide it?
Why do the conscience protections proposed in Manitobas new assisted dying bill

Manitoba assisted dying bill threatens to reinforce barriers to access

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Dave Anderson
Jennifer Dewey
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!
Two pioneering doctors in the field of medical assistance in dying have

Ask a Physician: Q&A on MAID, Advance Care Planning and Your Rights as a Patient — May 30, 2017

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A UK man's heartfelt farewell to his loved ones: “Some people may think it’s the easy way out but believe me it’s not easy to leave your loving family and friends.”
A UK mans heartfelt farewell to his loved ones Some people may

‘I wanted to die while I’m happy and can still smile’

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Barb Hildebrand
Jackie Arnason
May Blois
"For years the medical profession has largely fumbled the question of what we should do when there’s nothing more we can do."
For years the medical profession has largely fumbled the question of what

We’re Bad at Death. Can We Talk?

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David John Webb
Dave Aharonian
Heiderose Mawbey
“Canadians need to know that their rights and choices will be considered fairly and without prejudice,” DWDC CEO Shanaaz Gokool said.
Canadians need to know that their rights and choices will be considered

Assisted dying opponent won't chair study on advance requests

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Joan McKenzie
Niy Mivle
David John Webb
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 university professor who once compared the arguments of assisted dying advocates

Strident opponent of assisted dying won't chair advance request review

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Carol Mallett
Carla Mitchell
Barb Hildebrand
Breaking: The passage of Bill 84 is a “mixed blessing” for the implementation of assisted dying in the province of Ontario, Dying With Dignity Canada says.
Breaking The passage of Bill 84 is a mixed blessing for the

Ontario legislature passes assisted dying bill Tuesday

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James Leonard Park
Janet Cook Buchanan
Dave Anderson
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."
A doctors point of view I have come to believe one of

A matter of death and life

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Craig Smith
Gary Young
Godelia Ranger
An insightful read: Dr. Sue Hughson, a DWDC board member and Vancouver chapter head, shares a few life lessons she learned while creating her own advance care plan.
An insightful read Dr Sue Hughson a DWDC board member and Vancouver

3 things I learned while completing my advance care directive

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David John Webb
James Leonard Park
Carol Mallett
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.

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Watch In Parliament on Tuesday BC MP Murray Rankin asked the government

Murray Rankin questions government on Medical Aid in Dying May 2 2017

Yesterday in Question Period, I asked the government about medical aid in dying and the impartiality of the Chair appointed to the committee to make recommen...

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Debrah McCabe
David John Webb
Lisa Critch
We thank children's book author David Adams for sharing his mother's story. (Content warning: Some may find details in this story disturbing.)
We thank childrens book author David Adams for sharing his mothers story

How my mother's desperate choice led me to support Dying With Dignity Canada

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Erica Dwyer
Janet Cook Buchanan
Dianna McCarty