Course curriculum

  • 1

    About This Resource

    • Resources and Support for Med School Small Groups
    • Euthanasia: Continuing the Conversation
    • What is the Situation in Canada?
  • 2

    Common Ground and Asking Good Questions

    • Autonomy: Patients have the right to assistance to end their lives.
    • Suffering: Euthanasia and/or assisted suicide are necessary to alleviate patient suffering.
    • Pragmatism: When these practices are illegal, patients may end their lives prematurely and/or family/caregivers may face repercussions for assisting them in a compassionate act.
    • Policy: Euthanasia and assisted suicide can be regulated (There is no slippery slope or risk to vulnerable groups)
    • Selection of Journal Articles:
  • 3

    Talking About Assisted Suicide: Engaging the Culture

    • How to Change Hearts and Minds on Assisted Suicide: Jonathan Van Maren and Blaise Allyene
  • 4

    The Transformative Impact of Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    • Dr. Will Johnston, Albertos Polizogopoulos and Blaise Alleyne: Medicine, Law and Culture
  • 5

    Patient Perspectives

    • Trisomy 18: Worthy of Life? Brandon Bosma

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