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2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Join me this September in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice.


Here are some highlights from the schedule:


Wednesday, September 13, 2017


The Story of Law Reform in Canada
Joe Arvay, Jim Cowan, Mona Gupta


Thursday, September 14, 2017


Empirical Studies: What do we know about end of life decisions making around the world?
Luc Deliens, Linda Ganzini, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Lindy Wilmott


Palliative Care and its Relationship with Medical Aid in Dying
Kenneth Chambaere, James Downar, Eric Wasylenko


Stopping/Not Starting Potentially Life-Sustaining Treatment:
The Issue of Unilateral Decision Making 
Jennifer Gibson, Hilary Young


Palliative Sedation
Jocelyn Downie, Agnes van der Heide


Friday, September 15, 2017


Legal Status of Assisted Dying
Joan M. Gilmour, Maria M. Gomez, Emily Jackson, Ben White


Pressure Points for Eligibility for Medical Assistance in Dying (mature minors, mental illness as sole underlying condition, advance requests)
Christine Chambers, Justine Dembo, Jocelyn Downie, Jennifer Gibson, Joan M. Gilmour, Ken Rockwood

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