palliative care

A doctor takes care of a patient during a night watch at the resuscitation intensive care unit of the Ambroise Pare clinic in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Pari on Apr. 10 2020. (EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON/EPA/CP)

The coronavirus palliative care crisis

Amit Arya and Naheed Dosani: Dying of COVID-19 without the support of good palliative care means an anguishing end

Expanding eligibility for MAID should not be rushed

Jane Philpott and Jody Wilson-Raybould: Medical assistance in dying is complex and deeply personal. Is there enough medical and social evidence to understand the implications of an expanded law?

The Interview: Atul Gawande on life and death in old age

The surgeon, doctor and MacArthur Fellowship ‘genius’ grant winner on how medicine is failing us in its approach to death

Seniors speak up for dying with dignity

Two women, ages 85 and 87, explain why they want to choose how to end their lives


Maclean’s event: Frank talk about end-of-life care

Maclean’s and the Canadian Medical Association host a live chat to answer your questions about end-of-life care

Redefining palliative care

Patients and doctors often think it’s only for the dying. New studies show it may extend life.

Doctors want the right to pull the plug

The battle between doctors and patients’ families over end-of-life care has just begun


‘Every life and every death is important’

In a speech in Winnipeg, Olivia Chow discusses Jack Layton’s final days and the need to expand access to palliative care.


‘Not to be forgotten’

An ad hoc committee of Conservative, New Democrat and Liberal MPs has released an extensive report on how government can better deal with palliative care, home care, long-term care, pain control, suicide prevention and elder abuse.