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06/14/2017

2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics, Policy, and Practice

Check out this remarkable collection of concurrent sessions coming up at the 2nd International Conference on End-of-Life Law, Ethics,
Policy, and Practice (ICEL) in Halifax.



The Ethics of POLST
Lloyd Steffen


The Perils of POLST
Jean Abbott


Advanced Directives and Advanced Care Planning
Peter Saul


“Rock, Paper, Scissors” – Ideologies of End of Life Care for Older People in Hospital
Laura Green


The Cultural Construction of End of Life Issues in Biomedicing: Anthropological Perspectives
Betty Wolder Levin


Caregiver Perspectives of Palliative and End of Life Care for Individuals at End-Stage Dementia in Newfoundland and Labrador: A Qualitative 
Phenomenological Perspective
Barbara Mason


End of Life Regulation and Recent Evolutions in France
Veronique Fournier


To Live and Let Die. Withholding and Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment in Argentina: From Therapeutic to Judicial Obstinacy
Maria Ciruzzi


When and How I Shan’t Live: Refusing Life-Prolonging Medical Treatment and Article 8 ECHR
Isra Black


Divorcing Mercy Killing from Euthanasia
Bryanna Moore


The Shift Away from Suicide Talk: Incorporating Voices of Experience
Phoebe Friesen


Elderly Who are Ready to Give Up on Life and the Right to Autonomy
Michelle Habets


Dutch GP’s Views on Good Dying and Euthanasia
Katja ten Cate


Medical Aid in Dying in New York State: Physician Attitudes and Impact of Framing Bias
Brendan Parent


Physicians’ Perceptions of Aid in Dying in Vermont
Ari Kirshenbaum


A New American Threat to Open Discussion of End-of-Life Issues
Robert Rivas


Demedicalised Assistance in Suicide
Martijn Hagens


The Human Rights Implications of the Blanket Ban on Assisted Suicide in England and Wales
Stevie Martin


A Year in Review: The Who, When, Why and How of Requests for Medical Aid in Dying in Quebec
Lori Seller and Veronique Fraser


Medical Aid in Dying: An Update from Québec
Michelle Giroux


Regulating MAiD: The Medical Regulatory Perspective
Andréa Foti


Patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Caregivers’, and Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives on Advance Care Planning on End-of-Life Care
Kim Jameson


‘You’re Going to Die. How Would You Like to?’ Timing Discussions of End-of Life Treatment Preferences
Jaklin Eliott


Advance Care Planning in Australia: Aspirational or Practical?
Bernadette Richards


Palliative Care Including Euthanasia. Responses to Fundamental Criticisms of the Flemish-Belgian Model of Integral End-of-Life Care
Jan L. Bernheim


Fine Lines and Dr. Syme: Intention, Palliation and Death Causation in Regulation and Law
Malcolm Parker


Mapping Out the Implementation of Bill C-14 on Health Care Providers
Rafael Wainer and Jennifer Kryworuchko


Australian Doctors’ Legal Compliance in Relation to Decisions About Withholding or Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Medical Treatment
Ben White


Not “Worth” It? Doctors’ Perceptions of the Role of Resources in Futility Determinations
Eliana Close


Withdrawing Life-Prolonging Treatment from Patients in Vegetative or Minimally Conscious States in England and Wales
Celia Kitzinger


A Comparative Analysis of Voluntariness in the Netherlands and Oregon Physician Assisted Dying Laws
Michaela Okninski


Voluntary Assisted Dying: The Proposed Framework for Victoria, Australia
Deborah Lawson


Should Assisted Dying Require the Consent of a High Court Judge?
Penney Lewis


Conceivability of Performing Euthanasia in Cases of Psychiatric Disease, Dementia or Being Tired of Living
Kirsten Evenblij


What Characterises Complex Euthanasia Consultations?: Experiences of SCEN-Physicians
Roeline Pasman


Euthanasia for People with Psychiatric Disorders or Dementia in Belgium: Analysis of Officially Reported Cases
Sigrid Dierickx


Ethical Issues: MAiD and its Provision in Rural and Remote Settings
Fiona McDonald and Christy Simpson


Challenges in End-of-Life Care and Medical Assistance in Dying: Towards a Relational Ethics Approach
Patricia (Paddy) Rodney


Developing and Implementing a Medical Assistance in Dying Curriculum in a Family Medicine Residency Program
Susan MacDonald


Updating the Evidence about Physician-Assisted Dying and the Impact on Vulnerable Groups (Panel)
Margaret Battin, Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen, and Agnes van der Heide


Twenty Years of Experience with Physician Assisted Death in Oregon
Linda Ganzini


Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment: Explaining Low Uptake in England and Wales
Sue Wilkinson


The Notion of Advance Directives: Headway or Hazard?
Jean Abbott and Megan Prescott


Should Medical Input be Required in Completion of Advance Care Directives?
Deborah Lawson


A Grey Area Between Palliative Sedation and Euthanasia
Veerle van de Wetering


An International Perspective on Patient Preferences in the Decision-Making of Continuous Sedation Until Death
Agnes van der Heide


The Evolving Role of Palliative Sedation in the Era of MAiD
Blair Henry


Carter vs. Rasouli – Why was One Supreme Court Decision Right and the Other Wrong?
James Downar


Conversations About CPR – Professional Judgement or Autonomy?
James East


Medical Futility Dispute Resolution Options in the United States: Law and Ethics Fundamentals
Thaddeus Pope


Medical Aid in Dying for Mature Minors: Re-Interpreting the Problem of Decisional Capacity
Kathryn Morrison


The Under-Examined End-of-Life Option: Hastening Death by Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking (VSED)
Thaddeus Pope


Experiences of Psychiatrists with (Granting) Requests for Euthanasia in Patients with Psychiatric Diseases
Kirsten Evenblij


Consensus View on Assisted Dying for Dementia: A Delphi Study on Key Issues and Concerns
Aida Dehkhoda


Expert Views on Developments in the Practice of Physician-Assisted Dying in the Netherlands
Marianne Snijdewind


Reframing Hope: A Rehabilitation Perspective on End-of-Life Care (Panel)
Preya Tarsney, Debjani Mukherjee, Gayle Spill, and Andy Kondrat


Medically Assisted Deaths on Vancouver Island – The First Year
Stefanie Green


Experiences of Patients and Their Support People with Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada
Ellen Wiebe


Reasons for Requesting Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) in Canada
Ellen Wiebe


Against Advance Directives for MAiD
Hilary Young


Advance Directives Requesting Euthanasia in the Netherlands
Liselotte Postma


Euthanasia in Advanced Dementia: The Use of Advance Directives
Suzanne van de Vathorst


Trying and Dying: Are Some Wishes Better?
Oliver Kim


End of Life Care at the Beginning of Life
Kimberly Mutcherson


The Research Protocol of a Post-Mortem Survey on End-of-Life Decisions
Laure Dombrecht


The Influence of Doctors in the Australian Assisted Dying Debate
Jodhi Rutherford


The Politics Behind the Law on Assisted Dying
Adam McCann


Attitudes of Doctors on the Role of Law in End-of-Life Medical Practice: Empirical Findings from Australia
Lindy Wilmott


Organ Donation in the Context of MAiD: Ethics, Law and Policy
Jennifer Chandler


Euthanasia by Organ Donation
Michael Shapiro


Organ Donation and Assisted Death: Are there Special Ethics Considerations?
Eric Wasylenko


Considering MAiD in Severe, Refractory Mental Illness
Justine Dembo


Are Concerns about Irremediableness, Vulnerability, or Competence Sufficient to Justify Excluding Psychiatric Patients from MAiD?
William Rooney


Psychiatrists’ Views on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Psychiatric Patients: A Qualitative Study
Rosalie Pronk


End-of-Life Issues in Canadian Prisons (Panel)
Adelina Iftene, Crystal Dieleman, David Champagne, and Ivan Zinger


Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) – Early Experiences and Practical Considerations in Nova Scotia
(Panel) Gordon Gubitz, Tim Holland, Janice Chisholm, Lianne Yoshida, and Robyn MacQuarrie on behalf of the Nova Scotia MAiD Providers

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