Dave Williscroft

Sunday, June 4, 2017 • 10:15 - 11:45
Track 2 – PALLIATIVE CARE
WCC: Ballroom B

The Shifting Sands of End-of-Life Care - Mr. André Picard

Description:

With Canada’s new assisted death law, and growing demands for palliative care, this presentation will discuss how the sands are shifting on the provision of end-of-life care, posing particular challenges in emergency medicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance knowledge of Canada’s end-of-life regulatory regime
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolving social contract between government, patients and health professionals on end-of-life care
  • Discuss the public’s expectations of treatment of end-of-life issues in an emergency setting

MAID: What You Need to Know - Dr. Skye Crawford

Description:

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is a new, controversial, and rapidly evolving area of medicine. This brief presentation will provide an overview of current legislation and practice patterns of physicians providing MAiD prior to a panel discussion on the topic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review current legislation on MAiD
  • Discuss current practice patterns for physicians providing MAiD

Ethical Considerations of MAiD and the Emergency Physician - Dr. David Unger, Dr. Marie-Pierre Carpentier

Description:

This presentation will address the history of Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) in Canada. The panelists will provide their views regarding the legal and ethical considerations and implications in the ED.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the history and details of Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) in Canada
  • Have a basic understanding of the dynamic nature of the medicolegal implications of MAiD
  • Appreciate the ethical considerations especially in the context of when MAiD goes wrong
  • Review rare case examples of when Emergency Medicine physicians may be dealing with MAiD