Medical Aid in Dying and Dementia Directives

  • Thaddeus Mason Pope Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada;Mitchell Hamline School of Law Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7163-505X
Keywords: VSED, MAID, Medical Assistance in Dying, Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking, Dementia Directive, Ulysses Clause, Alzheimer's Disease

Abstract

Although Canada recently expanded access to medical assistance in dying, intolerably suffering Canadians with dementia still face seven obstacles to qualify for MAID. Advance directives for VSED are an important, yet under-appreciated, alternative.

Published
2021-12-01
How to Cite
[1]
Pope TM. Medical Aid in Dying and Dementia Directives. Can. J. Bioeth. 2021;4:82-6. https://doi.org/10.7202/1084454ar.
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Critical commentaries