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Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on MAiD

Add Your Voice to ARNBC's submission to the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) was asked by the Government of Canada to further study three particularly complex types of requests for MAiD. These include:
  • Requests by mature minors
  • Advance requests
  • Requests where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition
The CCA has been charged to answer the following main question:
    What is the available evidence on, and how does it inform our understanding of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in the case of mature minors, advance requests, and where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition, given the clinical, legal, cultural, ethical, and historical context in Canada?

ARNBC will be putting forward a submission that identifies key issues concerning the three areas noted above, from a nursing perspective. Your input will shape ARNBC's submission to the CCA Expert Panel. To inform ARNBC's submission, please complete the following questionnaire by August 31th 2017. We invite you to share this with your nursing colleagues.

For questions and concerns, please contact Patrick Chiu at pchiu@arnbc.ca.

Please note, the Expert Panel's work is restricted to examining relevant knowledge, information, and evidence in relation to the three areas of study, and will not be recommending changes to the current legislation, nor seeking views or opinions on MAiD more generally.

Questionnaire

In order to inform ARNBC's submission to the Canadian Council of Academies Expert Panel of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), please answer the following questions. Please provide input in the areas you feel you are able to contribute. You are not required to answer all of the questions in order to submit the questionnaire.

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What main issues surrounding requests for MAiD by mature minors should be considered and further studied, given the clinical, legal, cultural, ethical and historical context in Canada?


What main issues surrounding requests for MAiD by advance requests should be considered and further studied, given the clinical, legal, cultural, ethical and historical context in Canada?


What main issues surrounding requests for MAiD by individuals where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition should be considered and further studied, given the clinical, legal, cultural, ethical and historical context in Canada?


What relevant knowledge (i.e. studies, surveys, regulations, guidelines, traditional knowledge, practices and clinical case) would you like to have considered by the CCA Expert Panel on MAiD? If you wish to submit PDF or Word documents, please email them to pchiu@arnbc.ca


Thank you for providing your valuable input!