Posts tagged with ‘Physician-assisted dying’

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NEWS RELEASE: Safeguards for physician-assisted dying needed

by Senator Betty Unger

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Safeguards for physician-assisted dying must include access to palliative care and protection of conscience rights: Alberta Senator Betty Unger OTTAWA – February 25, 2016 – Alberta Senator Betty Unger today expressed concern that the Report of the Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying did not include appropriate safeguards.  Most notably, the […]

Should right-to-die law apply to mentally ill people?

by Margaret Wente

By Margaret Wente | Globe and Mail Most Canadians know that the right to die will soon be the law of the land. Most Canadians enthusiastically approve. But how many know that right may well extend to the mentally ill – people whose sufferings are psychological? The answer is, very few. Almost no one seems […]

Assisted Suicide Study Questions Its Use for Mentally Ill

by Benedict Carey

By Benedict Carey | New York Times A new study of doctor-assisted death for people with mental disorders raises questions about the practice, finding that in more than half of approved cases, people declined treatment that could have helped, and that many cited loneliness as an important reason for wanting to die. The study, of […]