New Law on Advance Medical Directives & Medical Aid in Dying
In December 2015, Quebec introduced a new health care law.
This talk in French will address two parts of this new law:
- advance medical directives
- medical aid in dying
Advance directives let you indicate in advance your wishes about certain kinds of medical treatment in certain situations. You’ll learn how to make them and when they can be used.
Medical aid in dying means giving medication to accelerate a person’s death, at the request of that person. The purpose is to relieve severe suffering. You’ll learn about who can make this kind of request and the duties of doctors.
The speaker is Sahra Chebli, a lawyer at Éducaloi. She will be accompanied by Sarah Dougherty, a lawyer at Éducaloi who will be able to answer questions in English.
Éducaloi is a non-profit organization that explains the law to Quebecers in easy-to-understand language.