WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016, 7 PM
MENTAL HEALTH, ASSISTED SUICIDE AND EUTHANASIA
WHERE ARE WE GOING?
William Sullivan, MD, PhD
SUMMARY Dr Sullivan will present highlights from two Consensus Statements developed during the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists’ (IACB) 7th International Colloquium in Montreal, June 25-July 2, 2015.
A key theme relevant to current Canadian public-policy discussions is the need for greater medical and Christian collaboration in understanding and addressing mental health care needs. This presentation will consider the issues of vulnerability, resilience, and wellness in both medical and Christian understanding and in light of legislative proposals to allow assistance in suicide and euthanasia in Canada.
LOCATION CCBI, 95 St Joseph Street, East Door, Room 101
SPEAKER Dr Sullivan is a family physician based at St. Michael’s Family Health Team and Surrey Place Centre with a focused clinical practice in the primary care of adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the elderly.
He is the founding director of the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative and Program (DDPCI & DDPCP) which promotes the health and wellness of adults with IDD or ASD through developing and implementing clinical guidelines, resources and training for primary care providers.
Dr Sullivan completed a doctorate in philosophy with a focus on medical ethics. He is the founding director of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute and the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists. Dr Sullivan is also Chair of the Committee on Ethics of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
FREE All are welcome.
CANADIAN CATHOLIC BIOETHICS INSTITUTE AND THE ORDER OF MALTA