As the Canadian population ages, end-of-life issues are increasingly important and are raising many questions. The Quebec government has attempted to respond to some of these concerns by establishing a system of advance medical directives. What does this regime consist of, and how is it affecting the families of individuals and of health care providers?

Louise Bernier and Catherine Régis joined the podcast to discuss the importance of advance medical directives, the shortcomings of the Quebec regime, and what the Quebec government can do to improve it. Their detailed analysis of this topic, Improving Advance Medical Directives: Lessons from Quebec, is published on the IRPP’s website.

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Louise Bernier
Louise Bernier is a health law professor at the law faculty of Sherbrooke University. Her current research interests lie in governance issues in health care and also in different approaches to autonomy in the medical setting, and she holds research grants from the CIHR and Québec Bar association.
Catherine RĂ©gis
Catherine Régis is a professor at University of Montreal’s Faculty of Law and holds the Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Culture in Health Law and Policy. She is also a researcher at the Centre de recherche en droit public, Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de l’Université de Montréal and co-founder of the Health Hub – Politic, Organizations and Law.