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

     

Articles:

i.

Does Euthanasia Have a Dampening Effect on Suicide Rates? Recent Experiences from the Netherlands

Theo A. Boer MA Theol Lic PhD
Publication Date: Dec 28, 2017
     
ii.

Moral Disengagement – Mechanisms Propelling the Euthanasia/PAS Movement

Fabian Stahle MSc
Publication Date: Jan 30, 2018
     
iii.

Moral Disengagement - A Cautionary Lesson for Society and the Medical Profession
A commentary in response to: “Moral Disengagement – Mechanisms Propelling the Euthanasia/PAS Movement”

Mark S. Komrad MD
Publication Date: May 23, 2018
     
iv.

Euthanasia of Dutch Patients with Psychiatric Disorders between 2015 and 2017

Sisco M.P. van Veen MD
Fokeline W. Weerheim BSc
Menno Mostert LLM
Johannes J.M. van Delden MD PhD
Publication Date: Oct 5, 2018

     

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
 
 
v.

Assisted Dying for Mental Disorders: Why Canada’s Legal Approach Raises Serious Concerns

Alec Yarascavitch BSc MD CCFP(EM)
Publication Date: June 30, 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
 

Links to Videos:

i. JEMH/University of Toronto Colloquium Jan 29, 2017  
Video Part 1
Video Part 2
 
ii. Empowerment Council/CAMH Panel June 5, 2017
Video