Last updated on: 7/19/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Canadian Medical Association Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) raises a host of complex ethical and practical challenges that have implications for both policy and practice. The CMA supports maintaining the balance between three equally legitimate considerations: respecting decisional autonomy for those eligible Canadians who are seeking access, protecting vulnerable persons through careful attention to safeguards, and creating an environment in which practitioners are able to adhere to their moral commitments.”

“Medical Assistance in Dying,” cma.ca, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Canadian Medical Association unites over 85,000 members physicians on national health and medical matters. Formed in Quebec City in 1867, the CMA’s rich history of advocacy led to some of Canada’s most important health policy changes. As we look to the future, the CMA will focus on advocating for a healthy population and a vibrant profession.”

“About CMA and CMA Companies,” cma.ca (accessed July 19, 2018)

Mission:

“Our 2020 mission statement, empowering and caring for patients, aligns the CMA to what is important to our members.”

“2018 CMA Annual Report,” cma.ca, 2018

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is a Physician ever Obligated to Help a Patient Die?