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The Other Vulnerable Population

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Last week the government announced the membership of the panel that will conduct the public consultation on Physician Assisted Dying. One of the questions they will have to answer are the very real concerns around how to protect vulnerable populations. 

People are classed as vulnerable when they are in a position of weakness relative to some other group who can wield power over them. 

In protecting the vulnerable it is vital that they include both major categories of vulnerable populations. 

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Disappointment in Response to Expert Panel Announcement

On Friday, July 17, after months of waiting, Canadians finally learned what the federal government has planned for the creation of legislation on physician assisted dying. The news came at the end of the week in the middle of summer barbeque season with as little fanfare as possible.

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DWD Canada raises the alarm on Ottawa's expert panel on assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada is raising the alarm on Ottawa’s newly announced expert panel on physician assisted dying.

On Friday afternoon, the federal government announced it is launching a national public consultation to engage Canadians about their views on choice in dying. A three-member expert panel has been appointed to review the findings and report back to Parliament.

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How to treat ailing seniors with compassion

Providing compassionate care to patients at end-of-life isn’t a one-size-fits-all scenario. Each individual's needs are different, but everyone wants to be treated with the respect they deserve.

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Calls to DWD Canada offer insight into who may seek assisted dying

With the decriminalization of physician assisted dying less than eight months away, interest in the insights gathered by DWD Canada’s Personal Support and Advocacy Program is growing. 

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DWD Canada demands answers about plan to consult Canadians on assisted dying

Dying With Dignity Canada is urging the federal government to come forward immediately with its plans to hold a public consultation on physician assisted dying.

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Canadian Medical Association proposes draft rules for assisted dying

Canada’s leading doctors’ lobby group is putting forward a draft framework of rules for assisted dying after nearly five months of inaction from the federal government.

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5 things about The Economist’s cover story on assisted dying

British-based news magazine The Economist has taken a powerful stance in favour of the right to assisted dying.

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Welcome to DWD Canada's new website

We at DWD Canada are thrilled to give you a glimpse of what will be a keystone in our campaign to protect Canadians’ hard-won right to a peaceful death.

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Ottawa 'very likely' to ask for extension on assisted dying

The federal government plans to ask for more time to respond to the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on assisted dying, Justice Minister Peter MacKay has revealed.

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