Psychiatrists’ clinical expertise and input are vital to establish appropriate safeguards, evidence-based guidance and protocols for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) on the sole basis of a mental disorder, says a new Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) discussion paper released today. People whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental disorder (MD-SUMC) are temporarily ...
August 16, 2021Rob Cornforth
The CPA invites members to indicate their interest in joining a working group that will lead member consultation and develop a discussion paper on MAiD that examines issues such as decisional capacity, informed consent and appropriate safeguards in the context of available evidence. Co-chaired by a representative from each of the ...
June 10, 2020Rob Cornforth
Attention: News, Health, Medical and Lifestyle Editors Ottawa, Mar. 13, 2020 — People with a psychiatric illness should not be discriminated against solely on the basis of their disability, and should have available the same options regarding medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as available to all Canadians, says the Canadian Psychiatric ...
March 13, 2020Rob Cornforth
—Ottawa, ON, April 14, 2016— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is pleased that today the federal government committed to further study the unique implications of requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID) where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition. “A more considered and less rushed approach to the complex ...
April 26, 2016Rob Cornforth