Silvius played a key role in creating Alberta’s doctor-assisted dying framework following a 2015 Supreme Court ruling that paved the way for the practice.
Silvius helped create a process that is now being replicated in other provinces.
“I think part of the reason we were successful was that we took into account the diversity of opinion
“We tried to design a system for the entire province, not just Alberta Health Services, and one that works for everyone – including those who object to medical assistance in dying.”
Silvius was nominated for the award by the Alberta Medical Association.
“There was a core group of about a dozen people who worked their hearts out on this,” Silvius said. “The credit is not mine alone – by a long shot.”
One of the key features of Alberta’s response to the new legislation was to create a single point of contact for patients, families and health-care providers through the Medical Assistance in Dying Care Coordination Service. Alberta was the first jurisdiction to create such a service, according to Alberta Health Services.
“The advent of medical assistance in dying is one of the biggest changes we’ve ever seen to medical practice in Canada,” said
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