The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision (Carter v. Canada) to allow assisted dying for adults with an irremediable illness causing unbearable suffering requires provincial and territorial governments to act to operationalize it by February 6, 2016. Recommendations on end-of-life care policies and procedures are rapidly evolving. Amanda Porter, Clinical Ethicist with Alberta Health Services, will discuss how the ethical dimensions regarding implementation of physician assisted dying are being addressed.
Amanda Porter, Clinical Ethicist, Alberta Health Services, has a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Western Ontario) and worked as a Lecturer at Ryerson University, McMaster University, The University of Western Ontario, and Okanagan College before taking her current position in Lethbridge.
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