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In its landmark decision in Carter v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down the ban on physician-assisted suicide.

In this 75 minute OsgoodePD webinar, an outstanding faculty of health law and medical ethics experts will guide you through the decision and its significance. A dynamic and informative discussion will provide practical insight on:

  • Current rules around end-of-life decision-making
  • The Carter test: when is physician-assisted suicide permissible?
  • Implications for doctors and healthcare organizations
  • Conscientious objection and the physician’s ability to refuse
  • Potential federal and provincial legislative responses to the decision
  • Federal Bill C-581 and Quebec’s Bill 52 – An Act respecting end-of-life care



  • Mary Jane Dykeman, DDO Health Law
  • Marshall A. Swadron, Swadron Associates
  • Dr. Kerry Bowman, Clinical Ethicist, Mount Sinai Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Group Discounts

2-3 delegates: 25% off archived program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off archived program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off archived program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream, including link to program materials will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase. In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded

April 24, 2015

Running Time


Fee per Delegate

$175 plus HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Health law practitioners
  • In-house counsel to health care institutions
  • Physicians, nurses and other licensed medical professionals
  • Patient representatives and advocates
  • Ethicists
  • Government and public policy advisors
  • Healthcare risk managers
  • Representatives from psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, CCACs and community service provider agencies

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