Behind Euthanasia: Existential Distress

A Canadian study recently examined the reasons behind euthanasia cases in four major hospitals in the Toronto area.

The results of the study demonstrate that the main factor behind euthanasia deaths relates to existential distress. Indeed, the primary reason given by patients concerned the loss of autonomy – and not the unbearable pain that was conveniently sold to us from the beginning. Other reasons included fear of becoming a burden to those around them, fear of losing ...

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Behind the mountain of numbers

The month of April ended with the publication of the first federal interim report on euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

According to the report, there were 970 people who committed suicide with the assistance of a physician across the country. Nearly half of the euthanasia cases (463) occurred in Quebec during the first year of the Act Respecting End-of-Life Care, while the other half (504 cases of euthanasia and 3 assisted suicides) occurred in the rest of Canada ...

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Killing by lethal injection: a psychological torment

Who said that medical aid in dying is not killing? When one uses the right words, logic and common sense do the rest:

Medical aid in dying = lethal injection = euthanasia = killing = psychological torment for executioners & psychological torment for doctors.

Conclusion:

Killing (medical aid in dying / euthanasia / assisted suicide) is not a health care.

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"Unlike the “kill or be killed” mindset in war or other forms of self-defense, carrying out executions felt very much like participating ...

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Explosion of forecasts and predictable extensions

The complete statistics for the first year of euthanasia in Quebec were released during the month of March. While forecasts predicted about 100 requests in the first year, finally there were 461 people in Quebec who died by euthanasia between December 2015 and December 2016. This explosion of euthanasia deaths in Quebec is at the same level Belgium achieved in its 6th year of operation as a percentage of all deaths. And if the pace of the ...

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