Paediatric euthanasia in Canada: New challenges for end of life care

Title

Paediatric euthanasia in Canada: New challenges for end of life care

Creator

Lamb CM

Identifier

Publisher

Paediatrics and Child Health

Date

2021

Subject

Paediatric; End of life; Palliative care; Maid

Description

Canadians are looking to expand their Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program to include mature minors. Yet, little evidence exists to support this expansion. The Council of Canadian Academies released a report in December 2018 indicating that little is known about how mature minors make meaning of end of life care. To address this knowledge gap, research is needed to understand how mature minors make meaning of the dying process in the first place. Since social perceptions drive Canadian health care, practice, and end of life mentalities, the question that needs to be asked is: What is the Canadian perception of a good death for mature minors? To answer this question it is first necessary to examine the meaning that death and dying hold for mature minors, as voiced by mature minors themselves.

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Citation List Month

May 2021 List

Collection

Citation

Lamb CM, “Paediatric euthanasia in Canada: New challenges for end of life care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17538.

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