Understanding the challenges with organ donation after medical aid in dying - new articles and media
CNTRP Core 1 researchers were in the news recently discussing the challenges and implications of implementing organ donation after medical aid in dying. Included below are some of the recent articles and media interviews featuring CNTRP researchers Prof. Jennifer Chandler, Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin and Julie Allard, a CNTRP Trainee.
In a recent article in the online journal Impact Ethics, Prof Jennifer Chandler describes the legal, social, ethical, and policy challenges surrounding organ donation following medical assistance in dying (MAID). Prof Chandler is the CNTRP Core 1 co-lead and Bertram Loeb Research Chair and Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.
This topic was also recently discussed in an article in the National Post, with commentary from CNTRP members Prof Jennifer Chandler, Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin and CNTRP Trainee Julie Allard.
“I think it’s really important we keep the public’s trust, in all of this,” Dr. Marie-Chantal Fortin said in the article. “We have to be transparent. And it has to be clear that the [decision to donate and the decision to proceed with medical assistance in dying] must be kept separate, that there is no pressure to go for MAID to procure organs.”
“One wonders if perhaps [the decision to participate in donation] might create pressure to continue with the MAID,” Prof Jennifer Chandler said in the article. “It would be very important in these scenarios to make it very clear to people that they can change their mind at any time — that someone shouldn’t stick with MAID just because they feel an obligation, having set the process in motion.”
Listen to Dr Marie-Chantal Fortin discussing organ donation after MAID on Montreal's 98.5fm Puisqu'il faut se lever with host Paul Arcand