Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) for Persons Living with Mental Illness

Sunday January 29, 2017. A one-day colloquium sponsored by the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. 

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The “Journal of Ethics in Mental Health” is an international, peer-reviewed, web-based journal, available free on-line worldwide.

The journal was developed in association with The Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and McMaster University (Canada).

PURPOSE: The journal aims at providing a useful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among all who are committed to improving ethical standards, behaviours, and choices in mental health care giving.

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  1. MAY 26-27, 2006 - TORONTO, CANADA
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  2. JULY 6-7, 2007 - LAKEFIELD CANADA
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  4. MAY 13-15, 2010 - PETERBOROUGH CANADA
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  5. MAY 12-14, 2011 - KELOWNA, CANADA
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  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, Canada
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
  • Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group, Ottawa, Canada
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, Canada
  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, Penetanguishene, Canada
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