Saturday, February 2, 2013
at the Unitarian Centre, 213 2nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK
WORKSHOP 1, 1:00 to 2:30 pm: “YOUR RIGHTS AS A PATIENT”
Do you know all your rights and options when it comes to end of life health care?
Do you know how to make sure that your wishes for end of life treatment are followed?
Learn your rights; learn your choices. Make the decisions that are best for you!
In this session you will learn about the landmark legal decisions in Canada around end of life healthcare and how those decisions impact your rights today.
In the crush of today’s medical system, sometimes individual’s rights are not upheld. Knowing all your rights and options will help you secure the end of life treatment that you want.
The session will also address the importance of completing an Advance Care Directive (also called a Living Will or Advance Care Plan) and the five critical steps in this process.
WORKSHOP 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm: “YOUR RIGHT TO DIE AS YOU CHOOSE”
What has changed since the Sue Rodriguez challenge?
What have the Canadian courts ruled in assisted dying cases?
What has happened in jurisdictions that have legalized the right to die?
Learn about the challenge for your rights to a dignified death. In this informative and engaging session, DWD’s Executive Director, Wanda Morris will give you an overview of the legal cases in Canada around the right to die. You’ll also get informed about the nature and impact of legislation in jurisdictions around the world that have already legalized the right to die.
2011 was a big year for the fight for the right to die, with the release of a report by the Royal Society of Canada and a landmark court challenge in BC. In this session you’ll be informed about the findings of the Royal society and receive an overview of BC resident’s Gloria Taylor’s current challenge for the right to die. The court challenge has been heard by Justice Lynn Smith of the Supreme Court of BC and we now await her ruling.
Come to one or both workshops and bring a friend. Registration is not required and there is no charge for the workshops.
About Dying with Dignity:
Founded in 1982, Dying with Dignity is a national, member-based charity committed to helping people achieve quality in dying. This organization helps people understand all their end of life choices and work for choice in dying for all Canadians.
For more information, see www.dyingwithdignity.ca.