Medical Assistance in Dying: Canadian Registry Recommendations

  • Rose M. Carter, Q.C. Rose M Carter, QC of Bennett Jones LLP is also an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta where she regularly teaches on medical legal issues.
  • Brandyn Rodgerson Brandyn Rodgerson is an articling student with Bennett Jones LLP.
  • Dr. Michael Grace Dr. Michael Grace is an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta.

Abstract

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a relatively new phenomenon in Canada, and is therefore a growing area of interest in the legal and medical communities. Research is hampered, however, by the lack of a standardized approach to collecting data on MAID cases. The authors first discuss the importance of having comprehensive data to improving preventative and end-of-life care across Canada. The authors then canvas the existing framework for reporting MAID cases in Canada before noting its deficiencies, most importantly, a lack of comprehensive, nation-wide data collection. The authors then propose a model for national data collection based on the existing Canadian cancer registry system.
Published
2018-10-09
How to Cite
Carter, Q.C., R., Rodgerson, B., & Grace, D. M. (2018). Medical Assistance in Dying: Canadian Registry Recommendations. Alberta Law Review, 56(1), 55. https://doi.org/10.29173/alr2497
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