2016.10.19 - Australian Centre for Health Law Research - Annual Public Lecture - Professor Jocelyn Downie
Please join members of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research for canapés and beverages in QUT's Gardens Theatre Foyer followed by the lecture from Professor Jocelyn Downie.
Topic: The Legalisation of Medical Assistance in Dying - Lessons from Canada
Register: By Thursday 13 October 2016
Note: CPD points may be available through your professional association or college.
Abstract: On June 17 2016 medical assistance in dying (MAiD) became legal in Canada. Within two and a half years, the Canadian Government must return to Parliament for a discussion of the issues of MAiD for mature minors and individuals whose sole medical condition is a mental illness, as well as requests for MAiD made in advance of the loss of decision-making capacity. In this talk Professor Downie will discuss the recent reforms to Canadian assisted dying laws and the path to reform. She will also offer some reflections on lessons that Australians might take from the Canadian experience as they contemplate moving along the path to allowing assisted dying.