HealthcarePapers 14(1) April 2014 : 17-20.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2014.23966

Canadian Medical Association Perspectives on End-of-Life in Canada

Jeff Blackmer and Louis Hugo Francescutti


The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is the representative body for the physicians of Canada. Over the past year, the association has been devoting significant time and resources to considering the important issues involved in care at the end of life. It has conducted a series of public town hall meetings across the country to allow Canadians to express their view on these issues, the only organization to have done so. The CMA will be appearing before the Supreme Court in the Carter case in October 2014 as a “friend of the court” and will continue to represent the views of the medical profession in these complex and difficult areas.



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