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Please join us for our next Lunch and Learn Seminar

Let's Talk About: Medically Assisted Dying

In June 2016, the Supreme Court struck down the laws prohibiting medically assisted dying. In this session, panelists will discuss the impacts of this decision, and what it means in practice.

Date:        Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time:        Lunch 11:30 am, Panel Discussion 12 pm – 2 pm
Location:  Sage Auditorium, 15 Sir Winston Churchill Square (NW corner of 100 St. & 102A Ave)

Ticket price: $30.00

Panelists

Dr. Eleanor Stewart
Clinical Ethicist, Covenant Health

Eleanor’s interest in ethics grew from her experiences working with children and their families living with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities. She became involved in the ethics community as a member of the Ethics Committee at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and member of her professional association and college. Later, as Eleanor’s interest grew, she returned to university to complete a PhD in health care ethics. As a voracious reader, Eleanor is always ready to recommend a book or two (or three) that she read on the weekend. Eleanor has two daughters, a cat, a dog, and a beautiful garden.

Bradley Peter

In 2009, Bradley watched his grandma die of cancer. Through this experience, Bradley recognized that many Canadians were experiencing prolonged deaths that failed to reflect their life values. In 2012, Bradley helped form the Edmonton chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada. Since then, Bradley has been conducting education and advocacy on the need for physician assisted dying through media interviews, public debates, lectures and rallies. Bradley hopes that his efforts will increase end-of-life options in Canada, improve palliative care and ultimately provide peace of mind to individuals experiencing enduring suffering.

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