Conversation Around End of Life Decisions

Just under a year ago, in February 2015, the Supreme Court struck down the federal law prohibiting physician-assisted dying. The ruling applies to a competent adult who clearly consents and whose medical condition is grievous and irremediable, including an illness, disease or disability that causes suffering that is intolerable to the individual in the circumstances of his/her condition.

Governments had been allowed one year to consider the development of new laws and practices for physician-assisted dying. Ontario joined 10 other provinces and territories in establishing ansdvisory group of patient, health care, ethics and legal experts to examine physician-assisted dying.This organization spoke with experts from around the country and has released its final report and recommendations.
Ontario wants to understand your views about physician-assisted dying and end-of-life care decisions. Your feedback will be used to inform the government’s approach to the sensitive and complex topic of end-of-life decisions and will help ensure that any future laws or policies meet the needs of people, respect personal wishes and support death with dignity.

West Hill would like to invite you to join in conversation about End Of Life Decisions. Please join us at 7:00 p.m. on February 16th in the church lounge.

Further reading:    Health Quality Ontario