24 Sep RNAO | Have your say on assisted death | October 1 deadline

Dear member,

As you may be aware, consultation representatives passed a resolution at our 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) calling for a public dialogue on end-of-life issues, including assisted suicide and euthanasia. Since this resolution was carried, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a decision that Canada’s prohibitions against medically-assisted death are unlawful and gave the government one year to revise the laws. RNAO responded quickly in calling for a principled implementation framework to ensure a balance between an individual’s autonomy and safeguards to protect those who may be vulnerable.

In addition to ongoing webcasts that are open to everyone and the  panel on end-of-life care that the association organized as part of our 2015 AGM, RNAO would like to make you aware of two consultation opportunities:

 

For More Information:

http://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2015/04/21/nurses-take-the-lead-on-assisted-suicide-goar.html

http://rnao.ca/news/media-releases/2014/05/01/rns-discuss-end-life-care-registered-nurses-association-ontarios-rnao

http://rnao.ca/news/media-releases/2015/04/13/registered-nurses-association-ontario-rnao-tackles-end-life-care-annu

http://rnao.ca/news/rnao-holds-end-life-care-consultations-supreme-court-debates-assisted-dying-laws

http://rnao.ca/news/media-releases/2015/02/06/nurses-call-principled-framework-guide-implementation-supreme-courts