Ongoing Debate on Medically-Assisted Death in Canada

Authors

  • Ruhani Khattra
  • Olivia Kim
  • Jia Lu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15173/m.v1i44.3619

Abstract

In 2016, Canada introduced Bill C-14, the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Act, providing an end-of-life care option for a rapidly increasing number of Canadians. MAiD includes active and passive methods, known as voluntary euthanasia – administered by a designated medical professional – and assisted suicide – the provision of medication by a medical professional to self-administer. The House of Commons and Senate passed Bill C-14 following The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Carter v Canada. This case challenged the prohibition of physician-assisted death, decreeing it an infringement on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Published

2024-01-15

How to Cite

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Khattra R, Kim O, Lu J. Ongoing Debate on Medically-Assisted Death in Canada. M [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 13];1(44):22-5. Available from: https://journals.mcmaster.ca/meducator/article/view/3619

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Health Policy Review

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