Dawn Davies

Dawn Davies, BScN, MD, FRCPC, MA, practiced as a registered nurse before graduating from McMaster University medical school (1993). Dawn completed her pediatric residency at the University of Alberta (1997). Following a one-year McEachern Fellowship (Canadian Cancer Society, 1999), she returned to the University of Alberta, where she has since been Medical Director of the Pediatric Palliative Care Program.

Dawn received her MA (Health Care Ethics and Law) from the University of Manchester UK in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Adjunct Professor with the John Dossetor Health Ethics Centre, University of Alberta. She is current Chair of the Bioethics Committee, Canadian Paediatric Society. She has recently undertaken two surveys of Canadian pediatric clinicians to better understand their attitudes about the issue of MAID for minors, and historic requests of parents/minors for MAID. She is Co-Chair of the Alberta Health Services expert panel on the issue of MAID for mature minors.

Selected Publications

Davies, D.E. (2011). Care in the Final Phase. In A. Goldman, R. Hain & S. Liben (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children (pp. ). Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press, USA. In Press.

Davies, D.E. (2011). Chapter 32: Respiratory Symptoms. In J. Wolfe, P. Hinds & B. Sourkes, (Eds.), Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care (1st Edition, pp. 300-309). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Press.