1 May 2017

2016 scholar Samuel Blouin was recently profiled by Quartier Libre, Université de Montréal’s independent student magazine. The piece describes his field research in a Montreal hospital, where Blouin interviews hospital staff, patients, and their loved ones as they go through the process of seeking medically assisted death. He is examining whether public debate on the issue reflects the realities of those who have the most intimate experiences with the process. Blouin describes the ethical considerations that go into his work as well as the effort it takes to gain the trust of his subjects.

Learn more about Blouin’s work here

Samuel Blouin

Samuel Blouin (sociology and religious studies, Université de Montréal and Université de Lausanne): Drawing on field research, Samuel is analyzing how two approaches to assisted dying – Quebec’s and Vaud, Switzerland’s – are testing boundaries in medicine, law, and life itself.

2016 Scholars