Canadian med schools preparing to include doctor-assisted death in curricula

April 26, 2016

Canada’s medical schools have begun preparing to incorporate physician-assisted death into their curricula, writes Sheryl Ubelacker for the Canadian Press, but much of this work will have to wait until the provinces and territories set clear rules for how the practice will be implemented. Once these rules are established, “the next step … is how to train physicians to be able to follow the rules,” says Genevieve Moineau, president and CEO of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada. Several sources tell the CP that requests for euthanasia and assisted suicide are already a topic in many schools’ teaching, but the changes to specific policies and legislation will need to be introduced into new curricula. Toronto Star (CP)