Episode 8: Ageism and Neglect during the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Do Better?
Release date: February 4, 2021
In June of 2020 Daniel Romano and Martine Lagacé spoke on the topic of Ageism and Neglect during the pandemic. The audio was recently uploaded by the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. (CIAJ).
Listen to the podcast here (in French): https://ciaj-icaj.ca/fr/balados/agisme-et-negligence-pendant-la-pandemie-de-covid-19
Overview of issues addressed
More than half of COVID-19 cases in Canada are linked to nursing homes for the elderly. Do these figures reflect a lack of consideration for the elderly? What measures should have been put in place to prevent such a catastrophe, and what can we do to ensure the protection of seniors in the future? How can we adapt our laws to better protect the elderly and the vulnerable in the event of a health and legal crisis?
Note: This podcast is taken from a webinar broadcast in June 2020
- Martine Lagacé, Associate Vice-President, Research Promotion and Development, University of Ottawa
- Me Daniel Romano, lawyer and director, Kalman Samuels
- Viviane Lavergne, student, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal