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


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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