The prestigious Fulbright Scholarship has been awarded to an end of life specialist to further understand North American end-of-life policies.
With the world on high alert about end-of-life choices, due to the ongoing pandemic, the granting of the Fulbright scholarship to end of life advocate and authority ‘Thaddeus Pope’ couldn’t come at a more quintessential time.
Director of the Health Law Institute and professor at the Mitchell Hamline law school, Thaddeus Pope is a pillar in the conversation around end-of-life legalities. Publishing more than 220 pieces in legal and medical journals, he has ranked among the top 20 most cited health law scholars in the United States.
Mr. Pope will be utilizing his scholarship by doing research at the University of Ottawa, where he’ll be a research chair in health law, policy, and ethics, starting in 2021.
Pope will specifically be focusing on comparing end-of-life care policies between Canada and the United States, focusing on medical aid in dying (MAID), medical futility, and brain death.
In his application Pope wrote that; “Canada has more meaningfully grappled with increasingly pressing end-of-life liberty issues in its courts, legislatures, and other policymaking bodies,” “Given the overlap of U.S. and Canadian interests and approaches to health law and bioethics, this project will benefit both Canadian and U.S. lawmakers.”
“I am excited to work more closely with Canadian policymakers on end-of-life healthcare issues.” Pope already regularly helps public health and elected leaders to shape policy and should be an excellent awardee at continuing to promote peace and mutual understanding via his educational exchange.