Bioethics News

Assisted Dying Legal Gap Leaves Pharmacists, Nurses in Limbo

June 14, 2016

(Canadian Broadcasting Co) – As the Senate wrestles with new legislation around medically assisted death, physicians are protected against criminal prosecution, but the situation is less clear for the pharmacists and nurses they need to help them carry out the procedure. “The only thing to us that’s clear right now is that everything’s super unclear,” said Joelle Walker, director of government relations for the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

The views, opinions and positions expressed by these authors and blogs are theirs and do not necessarily represent that of the Bioethics Research Library and Kennedy Institute of Ethics or Georgetown University.