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IHPME Health Policy Rounds: Dr. James Downar

January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Dr. James Downar, MD – Critical Care and Palliative Care Physician, University Health Network

Medical Aid in Dying in Canada, The First Year…

James Downar is a critical care and palliative care physician at the University Health Network in Toronto. He graduated from McGill Medical School and completed residency training in internal medicine, critical care and Profile of Dr. James Downarpalliative care at the University of Toronto. He has a master’s degree in bioethics from the Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto. He is also the current chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians.

Dr. Downar’s research interests include communication and decision-making for seriously ill patients and their families, palliative care for the critically ill and palliative care for non-cancer illnesses. Dr. Downar is a co-author (together with Tracey Bailey, Jennifer Kagan and Lawrence Librach) of Physician-Assisted Death: Time to Move Beyond Yes or No


January 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Health Sciences Building, HS412
155 College Street, Room 412
Toronto, Ontario M5T3M6 Canada
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