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February 3, 2015

Public Forum on End of Life Decisions

PUBLIC FORUM on End of Life Decisions
 
“No legal principle can avoid every ethical dilemma”: Medical/Legal Developments in End of Life Decisions
 
End of life decisions are once again on the public policy agenda as a result of recent court cases, Quebec’s proposed legislation and on-going scholarship. An expert panel of lawyers and doctors will discuss the legal and ethical issues associated with critical care and end of life decisions. The challenges for patients and their families as well as health providers and the health care system will be examined. Council members will hear the Panel’s insights into how the courts address these difficult issues including who has the right to decide when treatment should be withheld or withdrawn and the ethical issues around assisted suicide.
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CBA-NB invites you to start the discussion now on Twitter
@ cbanb_abcnb and by using  #NBMW2015 to ask your questions to the panel members.
 
Hosted by the New Brunswick Branch of the Canadian Bar Association
Saturday, February 7, 2015 ● 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fredericton Convention Centre, 670 Queen, St. Fredericton
 
This session will be moderated by
Danie Roy
Actus Law ● Droit, Moncton
 
Members of the panel are:
 
Hugh R. Scher
Scher Law, Toronto
 
Jocelyn Downie
Dalhousie University, Halifax
 
Dr. Angela Genge
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, Montreal
 
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This event is open to CBA0NB members and to the public
 
Limited seating is available
 
Sign in at the door