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Continuing the conversation about medical assistance in dying
  1. Carey DeMichelis1,
  2. Randi Zlotnik Shaul1,2,3,
  3. Adam Rapoport3,4,5
  1. 1Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Bioethics, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  4. 4Department of Palliative Care, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  5. 5Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carey DeMichelis, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T 3M7, Canada; carey.demichelis{at}mail.utoronto.ca

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  • Contributors RZS, Director of the Department of Bioethics, and AR, Medical Director of Palliative Care/Paediatric Advanced Care Team, were asked to assemble and co-chair an interdisciplinary working group that would develop a policy for responding to requests for MAID at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto,Ontario. They invited CD, then a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics, to participate in the working group and to draft the hospital’s policy. This work resulted in our 2018 paper. CD: drafted the present manuscript as a commentary response. RZS and AR: revised critically for important intellectual content. All authors provided substantial contributions to the conception of the article; provided final approval of the version being published and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Funding was provided for this project by The Hospital for Sick Children.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors RZS, Director of the Department of Bioethics, and AR, Medical Director of Palliative Care/Paediatric Advanced Care Team, were asked to assemble and co-chair an interdisciplinary working group that would develop a policy for responding to requests for MAID at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto,Ontario. They invited CD, then a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics, to participate in the working group and to draft the hospital’s policy. This work resulted in our 2018 paper. CD: drafted the present manuscript as a commentary response. RZS and AR: revised critically for important intellectual content. All authors provided substantial contributions to the conception of the article; provided final approval of the version being published and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

  • Funding Funding was provided for this project by The Hospital for Sick Children.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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