Canadian Catholic doctors fighting change in World Medical Association code of ethics

Posted September 7, 2018 10:51 pm by Editor

Canadian Catholic doctors fighting change in World Medical Association code of ethics

Catholic doctors from Canada are heading to Iceland to block Canadian Medical Association efforts to change the World Medical Association’s code of ethics.

At a meeting of the global doctors’ organization in Reykjavik Oct. 3-6, the CMA’s vice president for medical professionalism and ethics, Dr. Jeff Blackmer, will team up with the Royal Dutch Medical Association to argue that the WMA’s code of ethics should drop its condemnation of all forms of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide to accommodate doctors in countries where the practice is now legal.
“We are trying to oppose this,” said Dr. Tim Lau, president of the Canadian Federation

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