Doctor Assisted Death and End of Life Care: What Laws and Rules should we implement? - November 23, 2015

On February 6, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada decision in the “Carter Case” made physician assisted death legally permissible in Canada. The Court gave the federal government until February 6, 2016 to make new laws that will be consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The University of Sudbury’s Philosophy Department is proudly sponsoring a community discussion on this important topic at 140 Durham St (YMCA/ Parkside Older Adult Centre, room Kinsmen B) on Monday, November 23, 2015, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The evening will begin with brief presentations by panelists to inform the public about the legal, clinical, and ethical aspects involved in end of life care,” according to Dr. Paolo Biondi, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury and moderator for the evening discussion. “The floor will then be opened to the public for questions about how end of life care and doctor assisted death might be provided.

The panelists include Sudbury lawyer Michael Hennessy, Mary Huska, the Clinical Bioethicist at Health Sciences North, and Dr. Rachel Haliburton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sudbury who has been teaching bioethics for 20 years.

Everyone is encouraged to attend. Free parking is available at the Parkside Centre.

For more information, please contact Dr. Paolo Biondi at pbiondi@usudbury.ca or 705-673-5661 ext. 308
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