physician assisted death

Dr Richard Wadge
July 10, 2018

Since April, in the series "Doctors Making a Difference, "Doctors of BC has been profiling BC physicians going above and beyond to create better patient care or improve the medical system. 

We've asked doctors to nominate their colleagues, a number of whom this spring...

Assisted Death Legislation
June 1, 2016

The Doctors of BC strongly supports the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) in its call for a robust federal role in the implementation of medical assistance in dying, including both a legislative and non-legislative response to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in Carter v. Canada. The...

January 27, 2016

Physician-assisted dying – it’s an emotional topic, it can be an ethical dilemma, and it’s a game changer in health care as we know it. And while the Supreme Court of Canada has given the federal government a four-month extension to develop legislation, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of...

February 6, 2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has rendered a milestone decision by striking down the law prohibiting doctor-assisted death. The court has given Parliament one year to develop new laws before the ruling takes effect. 

It is critical that physicians have a voice in this process. We must...