Covenant Care Response to Medical Assistance in Dying

May 5, 2016 News


Covenant Care has now officially introduced its new policy to the organization, Responding to Requests for Medical Assistance in Dying. The policy is consistent with the Health Ethics Guide, our foundational ethics resource, and informed by our clinical experience and the Catholic moral tradition and teaching.

The policy will be reviewed in one year as Covenant Care and other health care organizations across the country learn what this new unprecedented legal reality means for both participating and non-participating organizations alike.

See the memo from Patrick Dumelie, President and CEO of Covenant Care and the policy .

Covenant Care will not participate in or provide medical assistance in dying but will support persons in our care who seek more information regarding options, including palliative and hospice care.

Covenant Care Memo to Staff, Physicians and Volunteers

Covenant Care Policy – Responding to Request for Hastened Death

Catholic Health Response: Questions and Answers

For more information and resources concerning medical assistance in dying, see the Alberta Health Services public website at:

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