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To be or not to be, that is the Question: Getting ready for Physician-Assisted Death

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health held our April Research and Innovation in Aging Forum featuring Dr. Chris Frank's presentation "To be or not to be, that is the question: Getting ready for Physician-Assisted Death" on April 26th at Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario. The pdf of the presentation and link to the archived webinar are available.
Highlights of this presentation included:

  • Understanding the specifics of the Supreme Court ruling
  • Reviewing the College of Physicians and Surgeons guidance to physicians
  • Considering how you and your organization may approach requests
  • Discussing research opportunities related to this topic

Dr. Chris Frank is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine.  His clinical work is in geriatric rehabilitation and the palliative care unit.  He is the Clinical Leader of Specialized Geriatrics and the Chair of Medical Advisory Committee at Providence Care; Chair of Health Care of the Elderly Program at the College of Family Physicians of Canada; Chair of Geriatric Education and Recruitment Initiative (GERI); and a member of the Board of Directors, Providence Care, Kingston, Ontario.

He was awarded the Award of Excellence by the Ontario College of Family Physicians, 2012; and have received Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards for the past few years (2009-2012).