JUNE 1ST SKEPTALKS
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING
A HAPPY 2 HOURS
OF EVERY MONTH
Humanism and Medical Assistance in Dying
How is MAiD a Humanist issue?
Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is when a person is given help to die. This is most usually by giving them a lethal substance that they can take at a time of their choosing. It is used by terminally ill adults who are suffering unbearably with no prospect of relief of their suffering other than through the ending of life. AD is legal in Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and the US state of Oregon; AD is decriminalized in Switzerland. In all these jurisdictions there are strict guidelines and safeguards to ensure that the use of AD is not misused. There is evidence to show that AD legislation works well in these places, complementing palliative care rather than replacing it.
The Secular Humanists of Calgary supports the right of an individual who has made a clear decision, free from coercion, to choose a physician-assisted death (also known as medical assistance in dying (MAiD).
We believe that the promotion of human dignity requires allowing an individual to choose both how to live and how to end their life. People who have made the decision to end their life should have access to the means and assistance to do so with dignity.
With so much false information circulating around assisted dying, it is important for community and educational organizations such as the
Secular Humanists of Calgary to host panels around these topics.
We welcome your questions:
Do you have genuine questions or concerns around medical assistance in dying? Here is how you can submit your questions:
1. Email us! Send us a short question you have around the ethics, laws, preedures, etc. Please refrain from asking personal questions around eligibility or personal experiences for time sake. Send your questions to:
2. You can also submit questions during the event in the comment section by directing them to Secular Humanists of Calgary.
We welcome you to share the event with friends and family. This is an open invitation!
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Click the link below on the day of the event:
Secular Humanists of Calgary is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Dying with Dignity
Time: Jun 1, 2021 07:00 PM Edmonton
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Meeting ID: 810 9048 8661