Jan 24, 2022
Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners. This episode covers Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and mental illness with our guest expert Dr. Sonu Gaind. This episode was originated by Dr. Urvashi Prasad for her Grand Rounds.
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Guest expert: Dr. Sonu Gaind is a Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T) and Chief of Psychiatry at Humber River Hospital. Dr. Gaind has testified in front of the Federal External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada, the Provincial-Territorial Expert Advisory Group on Physician-Assisted Dying, the Special Joint Commons/Senate Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying, and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on issues relevant to mental health and mental illness that need to be considered in the MAiD framework. Dr. Gaind chaired the time-limited Canadian Psychiatric Association Task Force on Assisted Dying, was selected to sit on the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Mental Disorders and Assisted Dying, and has spoken across the country and internationally on the subject.
Grand Rounds Presenter: Dr. Urvashi Prasad (PGY3)
Produced by: Dr. Urvashi Prasad (PGY3) and Dr. Alex Raben (staff psychiatrist)
Hosts: David Eapen-John (MS2), Dr. Alex Raben (Staff Psychiatrist)
Audio editing by: Dr. Alex Raben (Staff Psychiatrist)
Show notes by: Dr. Urvashi Prasad (PGY3)
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