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Given how quickly MAID eligibility has changed in Canada in the past six years, it is time we take a step back to ask whether current MAID practice is still something we want to support. (Pexels/Karolina Grabowska)

As eligibility for MAID expands, the ethical implications of broad access to medically assisted death need a long, hard look

Since 2016, Canada’s practice of offering MAID has followed a trajectory of ever-expanding eligibility. The ultimate expansion would make MAID available to anyone who wanted it, for any reason.
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Why do we mourn people we don’t know?

Grieving the queen’s passing can be different to grieving the loss of someone we were close to. It’s also complicated by politics, colonialism and the contest about who she really was.
The fear of not having a “good death,” by dying at home among family members, has become a very real concern — especially during the pandemic. (Anton Darius/Unsplash)

The pandemic changed what it means to have a ‘good death’

As we reflect on what life means to us in this post-pandemic shuffle, we need to also contemplate what a “good death” is.

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