Surveys & Studies
CPA survey on medical assistance in dying
Earlier this year, the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) convened a working group co-chaired by the Public Policy and Professional Standards and Practice Committees to lead member consultation and develop a discussion paper on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). The paper will examine decisional capacity, informed consent and appropriate safeguards in the context of available evidence.
This is a complex issue with limited clinical consensus on what constitutes a grievous and irremediable medical condition when it comes to mental illness, and the working group is requesting input from members of the provincial psychiatric associations.
Please provide your opinion by responding to a 10-question survey at https://www.cpa-apc.org/surveys/index.php/965665?lang=en. Your responses are confidential and there are no right or wrong answers.
The CPA is committed to continued engagement with Canadian psychiatrists on this issue. We look forward to your input.
Manon Charbonneau, MD, FRCPC, DFCPA
Chair, Public Policy Committee
Alison Freeland, MD, FRCPC, FCPA
Chair, Professional Standards and Practice Committee
Canadian Psychiatric Association
The WHO Global Clinical Netwok Study
The WHO Global Clinical Practice Network invites psychiatrists to join the network and participate in a CIHR-funded study on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their professional practice. We hope to improve the representation of Canadian mental health professionals as the data generated from this survey will be vitally important to developing sound policies to protect our mental health workforce in Canada.
Please click here for additional information and details on how to participate in this study.