Mélanie Vachon

Mélanie Vachon
Professor
Department of Psychology, Université du Québec à Montréal

Dr. Mélanie Vachon is a palliative care psychologist. She obtained a PhD in Psychology from Université de Montréal and completed a postdoc at McGill University. She is now a professor in the Department of Psychology at Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of CRISE. Her research interests focus primarily on the palliative care experiences of patients, family members and health professionals. She has an expertise in qualitative research in the context of health care. Her research is funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – société et culture, the Fonds québécois de recherche en santé, and the Canada Institutes of Health Research. She is recognized as one of the 50 young researches to meet one of the most important scientific challenges in the next 50 years: supporting patients during end of life. Professor, researcher, psychologist and activist, Dr. Vachon is actively involved in formulating public policy, knowledge transfer and training health professionals.

Mélanie Vachon. (2013). À défaut de soulager la souffrance, hâter la mort. Le projet de loi québécois sur l’euthanasie est-il prématuré ?. 7: Psycho-oncologie: (3) pp. 182-188.

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Mélanie Vachon. (2013). Quebec proposition of Medical Aid in Dying: A palliative care perspective. 36: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry: (5-6) pp. 532-539.

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Topics of interest

Subject 1 : Euthanasie

Contact information

Phone : (514) 987-3000, extension 2490