Educate yourself on the background and issues surrounding the debate and the
current legal status of Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada and Nova Scotia. A good
place to start is Dalhousie’s Health Law Institute’s website for End-of-Life Law & Policy in
Canada: http://eol.law.dal.ca/?page_id=236 . You may also look up news stories by
professional journalists on quality Canadian news websites such as the Globe and Mail,
CBC News, Maclean’s, National Post, etc. Your sources don’t have to be “academic”
ones, but avoid popular news sites like MSN, CNN, Huffington Post, etc.
Note: For Forum #2 you need to post your own paper first before you can read your
classmates’ postings. Do this in the first week of the forum period.
What to Write: Aim for ~400 words plus bibliography.
1. Write a short summary of what the requirements and eligibility criteria are today in
Canada for having a medically assisted death. (100-150 words)
2. Include a brief explanation of some of the positions/views both for and against
doctor-assisted death. What are some of the current issues that people have today
on MAiD? (100-150 words)
3. Think through your own thoughts and opinions on where you stand on the issue and
why. Do you agree with it? Do you think the bill goes too far, or not far enough?
Why? Write this up. (100-150 words)
4. Include a bibliography of sources used, and use in-text citations throughout. You
may use either MLA or APA format.