Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became legal in Canada in June 2016. Canada’s Criminal Code now exempts doctors and nurse practitioners who provide, or help to provide, medical assistance in dying. The government recently proposed changes to MAID in response to feedback from Canadians.
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CCSN held a Legislative Reception December 11, 2019 at Queen’s Park, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). The reception’s theme of WE are emPOWERED to fight cancer, was centred around the message that while cancer affects all of us, it disproportionately affects seniors, with nine out of ten cancer cases affecting individuals 50 years of age and older.
Being diagnosed with cancer is something no one wants to hear. Cancer presents many different challenges, complicating factors, and concerns for patients and their caregivers. There are approximately 1,000,000 Canadians who are survivors of cancer for more than 10 years – a figure that reflects just how many Canadians have been diagnosed with cancer, which has risen to nearly one-in-two.
On December 5, 2019, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network hosted its fifth Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus at Queen’s Park. The cancer rehabilitation series focused on cancer survivor rehabilitation and cancer pain management, and featured an in-depth conversation on cancer rehabilitative services in Ontario, and treating chronic patient pain in today’s healthcare.