The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa in partnership with Centre for Pastoral Formation and Spirituality Saint Paul University are bringing you “Ethical Decisions & Difficult Choices” - A Christian Perspective on Suffering and Pain at End of Life - with Sister Nuala P. Kenny MD, FRCP(C). Click here to download the form.
The Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care (PCPCC) is an ad-hoc Committee of the House of Commons dedicated to promoting awareness of, fostering substantive research and constructive dialogue on palliative and compassionate care in Canada. PCPCC’s work will culminate with a report urging specific policy action on a series of four distinct but related challenges:
- Palliative Care
- Suicide Prevention
- Elder Abuse
- Disability Issues
Check out their website at: http://www.pcpcc-cpspsc.ca/
Articles of Interest
- Vatican advisor not surprised by British elder care horror stories
- Abuse of assisted suicide laws “inevitable“, expert warns Quebec government
There are many valuable resources available for free download from the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) including:
- A Matter of Solidarity
- A Brief Presented to the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care
- Euthanasie ou Solidarite?
- Notes, audio recordings and slideshows (english and french) from the March 25-26, 2010 Seminar on Bioethics - "Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide -Pitfalls and Alternatives"
- Various booklets on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Check out their website at: http://www.colf.ca
Listen to interview (Radio Teopoli) with Fr. John Lemire, Chairman of Priests for Life Canada, on the subject of euthanasia in Canada, click here.
PALLIATIVE CARE: On June 9, 2010, Senator Sharon Carstairs tabled in the Senate her latest report on palliative care, entitled “Raising the Bar“. Click here to read her report.
“End-of-Life” Committee Mandate
Jean Vanier's letter to the Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care