End-of-life decision-making in Canada: the report by the Royal Society of Canada expert panel on end-of-life decision-making.

Title

End-of-life decision-making in Canada: the report by the Royal Society of Canada expert panel on end-of-life decision-making.

Creator

Schuklenk U; van Delden JJM; Downie Jocelyn; McLean SAM; Upshur R; Weinstock D

Publisher

Bioethics

Date

2011

Subject

Child; Humans; United States; Palliative Care; Advance Directives; Adult; Canada; Deep Sedation; Withholding Treatment; Aged; Euthanasia; Europe; Suicide; decision making; Active; DNAR; Assisted/lj [Legislation & Jurisprudence]; Terminal Care; Voluntary; Bioethical Issues; Public Opinion

Description

This report on end-of-life decision-making in Canada was produced by an international expert panel and commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada. It consists of five chapters. Chapter 1 reviews what is known about end-of-life care and opinions about assisted dying in Canada. Chapter 2 reviews the legal status quo in Canada with regard to various forms of assisted death. Chapter 3 reviews ethical issues pertaining to assisted death. The analysis is grounded in core values central to Canada's constitutional order. Chapter 4 reviews the experiences had in a number of jurisdictions that have decriminalized or recently reviewed assisted dying in some shape or form. Chapter 5 provides recommendations with regard to the provision of palliative care in Canada, as well as recommendations for reform with respect to the various forms of assisted death covered in this document.Copyright © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1-73

Issue

8704792

Volume

25 Suppl 1

Citation

Schuklenk U; van Delden JJM; Downie Jocelyn; McLean SAM; Upshur R; Weinstock D, “End-of-life decision-making in Canada: the report by the Royal Society of Canada expert panel on end-of-life decision-making.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed December 6, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11551.

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