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Supreme Court end-of-life rights case: Queen's University expert

2013-01-02

Queen’s University medical ethics expert Udo Schuklenk is available to talk about Monday’s Supreme Court of Canada case that will decide if doctors have the right to withdraw treatment from a patient in a persistent vegetative state – even if it goes against the wishes of the family.

Dr. Schuklenk is a philosophy professor and an expert in biotheics and public health ethics. He was the head of a Royal Society of Canada panel in 2011 that recommended Canada legalize assisted suicide, and is the co-editor of the journal Bioethics.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513, michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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