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- September 14, 2017
- Comments Off on Establishing the Right to Palliative Care in Canada
Bakerlaw’s David Baker and summer student Geoff Cross recently wrote an article entitled: Establishing The Right to Palliative Care in Canada (link). The article explores two possible ways to establish an enforceable legal right to palliative care in Canada.
- February 14, 2017
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on The Importance of the Right to Palliative Care in Light of Medical Assistance in Dying
As indicated in our previous blog post, the Court Challenges Program is being reinstated. You can read David Baker’s comments on the CCP here (link). This is great news for bakerlaw!
You may have previously read about our open letter calling for a national right to palliative care in Canada (link). » Read the rest
- April 12, 2016
- 5 Comments
The Honourable Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister of Canada)
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada)
The Honourable Dr. Jane Philpott (Minister of Health)
We are calling on you to include a legislated right to palliative care in your legislative response to Carter v. » Read the rest
- October 30, 2015
- Comments Off on Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying”
On October 29, 2015, David Baker participated in the Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying” alongside Dr. Eric Wasylenko.
Dr. Wasylenko is a palliative care physician in the Calgary area, and a clinical ethicist with the Health Quality Council of Alberta. » Read the rest
- October 14, 2015
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on 70% of Canadians Do Not Have Access to Palliative Care
Bakerlaw is currently exploring the possibility of taking on a case regarding inadequate access to palliative care in Canada. Palliative care is not available in roughly 70% of deaths, though experts report that 90% of deaths would benefit from palliative care. » Read the rest