Special Theme Issue: II. Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

Editor's note: Given the importance of this topic, the JEMH is grouping all content related to MAID in our current Open Volume together as a special theme issue for ease of access and review.

Editorials:

i. Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders
    John Maher MA MD FRCPC
Editor-in-Chief
Publication Date: May 4, 2016
     
ii. A Response to "Assisted Death in Canada for Persons with Active Psychiatric Disorders"

Mona Gupta MD FRCPC PhD
Publication Date: June 10, 2016

     
iii. What Troubles me as a Psychiatrist about the Physician Assisted Suicide Debate in Canada

John Maher MD FRCPC Editor-in-Chief
Publication Date: May 25, 2017

     

Legislation:

i.

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General): Will the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decision on Physician-assisted Death Apply to Persons Suffering from Severe Mental Illness?

Barbara Walker-Renshaw LLB
Margot Finley LLB
Publication Date: November 20, 2015
     
ii.

Medical Assistance in Dying and Mental Illness under the New Canadian Law

Jocelyn Downie MLitt SJD FRSC FCAHS
Justine Dembo MD FRCPC
Publication Date: November 18, 2016
 
     
iii.

Does Legalization of Medical Assistance in Dying Affect Rates of Non-assisted Suicide?

Matthew P. Lowe
Jocelyn Downie MLitt SJD FRSC FCAHS
Publication Date: May 25, 2017
 
 
iv.

Medical Assistance in Dying for Suffering Arising from Mental Health Disorders: Could augmented safeguards enhance its ethical acceptability?

Jeffrey Kirby MA MD
Publication Date: May 25, 2017
 
 

Suicide Tourism:

i.

Medical Assistance in Dying and “Suicide Tourism” to Canada: Bill C-14 from a Comparative Perspective

Konstantin Tretyakov LLB PhD (Law)
Glenn Cohen BA JD
Publication Date: July 21, 2016

 
 

Capacity:

i.

Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders

Louis C Charland, PhD
Trudo Lemmens LicJur, LLM (Bioethics), DCL
Kyoko Wada MD, MA (Bioethics), PhD
Publication Date: May 6, 2016

 

Commentaries:

Seven Commentaires in Reponse to: "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders" by Charland, Lemmens, & Wada.
Publication Date: May 6 2016

 
i.

A Response to Charland and Colleagues: Science Cannot Resolve the Problems of Capacity Assessment

Mona Gupta MD CM FRCPC PhD
Christian Desmarais MD
Publication Date: November 18 2016

 
ii.

Commentary on Charland et al, "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders"

Guy Widdershoven PhD
Cecilia M.T. Gijsbers van Wijk MD PhD
Publication Date: November 18 2016

 
iii. Medical Assistance in Dying as an Adaptive Preference in Individuals with Mental Illness
Ilang M Guiroy
Dominic Sisti PhD
Publication Date: November 18 2016
 
iv. Commentary on “Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders”
Gareth Owen BSc PhD MBBS MCRPsych
Publication Date: November 18 2016
 
v. Commentary on "Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders"
Michael Goodstadt PhD C.Psych
Publication Date: November 29 2016
 
vi. Commentary on “Decision-Making Capacity to Consent to Medical Assistance in Dying for Persons with Mental Disorders”
Gerben Meynen MD PhD
Publication Date: December 2 2016
 
vii. Capacity Assessments as a Safeguard for Psychiatric Patients Requesting Euthanasia
Scott YH Kim MD PhD
Publication Date: December 2 2016
 

Reflections:

i.

Capacity to Consent to MAID

Mark Lachmann MD MHSc FCFP FRCPC
Publication Date: May 25, 2017

 
ii.

The Devil is in the Details: Thoughts on Medical Aid in Dying for Persons with Mental Illness

Michael Bay JD
Publication Date: May 25, 2017

 
iii.

MAID and Mental Illness: Critical Thoughts, Constructive Thoughts

Ruth von Fuchs
Publication Date: May 25, 2017