April 28, 2021
It’s taken almost five years, and after all the palaver of Bill C-7, people with dementia have limited access to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID). Here is what Dr. Stefanie Green – Head of CAMAP (Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers) and Dr. Jocelyn Downie – Chair of Law (Dalhousie Univerity) have to say …
And DWDC (Dying With Dignity Canada) has summed it all up in this overview of ‘what-to-do’ for all people interested in requesting MAID. Scroll down to find the specific reference for people with dementia.
It’s not perfect. We have to wait until the Senate of Canada to finish its review of a number of factors, but mostly, a section dealing with Advance Requests (ARs). If completed as we hope, then access to MAID for people with dementia will be much improved.