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RNAO holds end-of-life care consultations

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision which identified that provisions within the Criminal Code of Canada, prohibiting medically-assisted death, were unconstitutional. The federal government was given a one year deadline to implement a legislated response.

Prior to the court’s decision, RNAO's board of directors presented a resolution at its 2014 Annual General Meeting to encourage a public dialogue surrounding this topic. The resolution passed, and consultations commenced on October 16, 2014 via webinar. Additional sessions have been held since that time to discuss:

  • key issues impacting the delivery of end-of-life care;
  • key opportunities in optimizing end of life care; and
  • how nurses and the public can be engaged to explore these issues through a broader dialogue.

End of Life Care Resolution Webinar - October 2014

 

End of Life Care Resolution Webinar - February 2015

 

End of Life Care Resolution Webinar - September 2015 (1)

 

End of Life Care Resolution Webinar - September 2015 (2)

End of Life Care Resolution Webinar - December 2015