Category Archives: Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

CSPCP in the news January 2020

On behalf of the CSPCP, President Leonie Herx advocates for maintaining hospice palliative care resources in the ongoing dispute between Delta Hospice Society and Fraser Health in BC.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/standoff-between-b-c-and-hospice-refusing-to-offer-assisted-dying-1.4773755

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/perform-euthanasia-or-lose-government-funding-canadian-hospice-told-18627

Joint statement from CHPCA and CSPCP regarding Palliative Care and MAiD

(Nov 27, 2019) The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA) and the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) released a joint statement and call to action regarding the ongoing confusion amongst the general public about Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying.

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This statement has been endorsed by international palliative care organizations, including the International Association of Hospice Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the World Hospice Palliative Care Association (WHPCA). It has also been endorsed by the founder of palliative care in Canada, Dr. Balfour Mount, and internationally well-respected palliative care physicians such as Dr. Eduardo Bruera. You can read Dr. Mount’s message here.

If you and/or your organization would like to endorse this statement, you may do so here: Endorsement submission form

Updated Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

(May 17, 2019) The Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians released an updated document today entitled Key Messages: Palliative Care and Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). MAiD became legal in Canada in June 2016 when the Parliament of Canada passed federal legislation allowing eligible Canadian adults to request it. Prior to the legislation, the CSPCP developed Key Messages about Physician Hastened Death which were released in October 2015. The updated Key Messages reaffirm our original position and frame it in the current Canadian context.

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CSPCP defends hospices that do not want to provide MAiD onsite

CTV news clip and article (Feb 2018)
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/doctors-researchers-defend-hospices-that-don-t-want-to-provide-assisted-death-1.3812248

News 1130 article (BC, Feb 2018)
http://www.news1130.com/2018/02/11/palliative-care-president-airs-concerns-fraser-health-maid-policy/