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Law Commission of Ontario Releases Two Commissioned Research Papers on Improving Last Stages of Life

From the LCO:

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is pleased to release the final two papers in our series of commissioned research from external experts across Canada. These papers are an important part of our project, Improving the Last Stages of Life, and advance LCO’s mandate to stimulate critical public dialogue through novel empirical research.

Broader community participation in this project will begin with the release of LCO’s Discussion Paper in late May, 2017. Our goal for public consultations is to hear from Ontarians in order to identify and recommend law reforms that are concrete, precise, and responsive to the experience of persons in the last stages of life.

The new commissioned papers are:

  1. Balancing The Interests Of Patients, Substitute Decision-Makers, Family And Health Care Providers In Decision-Making Over The Withdrawal And Withholding Of Life-Sustaining Treatment, James Downar, Laura Hawryluck, Alexi Wood, Susan Brown, Joy Richards, Robert Sibbald, Jennifer Gibson, & Csilla Kalocsai  
  2. Integrating Religious and Cultural Supports into Quality Care in the Last Stages of Life in Ontario, Omar Ha-Redeye, Ruby Latif, & Kashif Pirzada

The views expressed in these commissioned papers do not necessarily reflect the views of the LCO, nor does the LCO take responsibility for their content. 

For more information on the LCO’s project, please visit our project webpage at http://www.lco-cdo.org/laststages

Sincerely,

Nye Thomas

Executive Director

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