Articles about ‘Palliative care’

Establishing the Right to Palliative Care in Canada

  • September 14, 2017
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Bakerlaw’s David Baker and summer student Geoff Cross recently wrote an article entitled: Establishing The Right to Palliative Care in Canada (link). The article explores two possible ways to establish an enforceable legal right to palliative care in Canada.

This paper builds on the firm’s previous work on the subject which can be viewed here (link) and here (link). » Read the rest

The Importance of the Right to Palliative Care in Light of Medical Assistance in Dying

  • February 14, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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As indicated in our previous blog post, the Court Challenges Program is being reinstated. You can read David Baker’s comments on the CCP here (link). This is great news for bakerlaw!

You may have previously read about our open letter calling for a national right to palliative care in Canada (link). » Read the rest

Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying”

  • October 30, 2015
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On October 29, 2015, David Baker participated in the Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying” alongside Dr. Eric Wasylenko.

Dr. Wasylenko is a palliative care physician in the Calgary area, and a clinical ethicist with the Health Quality Council of Alberta.  He is also a member of the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre at the University of Alberta, and a Clinical lecturer at the University of Calgary. » Read the rest

70% of Canadians Do Not Have Access to Palliative Care

  • October 14, 2015
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Bakerlaw is currently exploring the possibility of taking on a case regarding inadequate access to palliative care in Canada. Palliative care is not available in roughly 70% of deaths, though experts report that 90% of deaths would benefit from palliative care. If you are curious about what the case might look like  please review our think paper on the subject here (link to paper). » Read the rest

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