CSHP’s Position Statement on Medical Assistance in Dying
By: Chris Doody
The Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists (CSHP) is committed to patient care through the advancement of safe and effective medication use and the promotion of best practices and interprofessional collaboration. The Criminal Code of Canada allows for the provision of medical assistance in dying in Canada. In accordance with the laws and ethics that govern and guide pharmacists in every Canadian jurisdiction, CSHP advocates for respect of the rights and autonomy of the patient. CSHP also supports each healthcare professional’s right to conscientious objection, provided that continuity of care is not compromised.