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Encounters in Bioethics: Medical Assistance in Dying - Ethical concerns & responsibilities in introducing the new intervention

Event Date: 2017-03-08
Time: 7:30 PM
Duration: until 9:30 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph's Hospital, Conference Room 3, Basement Level, 35 N. Algoma St.
Price: Free. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Loretta Delea
  (807) 343-8126

Join the Centre for Health Care Ethics for a presentation and discussion on: "Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD): Ethical concerns and responsibilities in introducing the new intervention"

-What exactly is the current legal framework for MAiD?

-Should bioethicists in health care organizations be involved? -What concerns and risks involving both patients and health care staff could be addressed by ethics specialists and teams?

Presenters: Michelle Allain, BHSc, MSc, Bioethicist, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph's Care Group, North West Community Care Access Centre & Jaro Kotalik, MD, MA, FRCPC, Centre for Health Care Ethics, Lakehead University; Professor, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Panel: Lisa Laitinen-Egbuchulam, BA, MTh, MTS, Spiritual Care Provider, TBRHSC Margaret Woods, MD, Chief of Dept. of General & Family Practice, TBRHSC