In Canada, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is legal for many Canadians based on several criteria, though minors who are deemed sufficiently capable to make medical decisions (ie, mature minors) remain ineligible. In this webinar, the reflections from an article recently published in Healthcare Management Forum are shared, providing insight on recent philosophical and legal evidence related to MAiD for mature minors. The aim of this webinar is build on the knowledge shared in this work and highlight impacts of this discussion for health leaders to consider.
Sydney Campbell is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation at the University of Toronto, simultaneously completing a Collaborative Specialization in Bioethics through the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics. Her doctoral research aims to utilize a unique intersection of ethical, qualitative, and policy methods to generate rigorous policy recommendations that are informed by the voices and experiences of mature minors and their families. As a whole, Sydney’s work aims to advance perspectives on childhood well-being, children’s rights, and the health care that young people receive.