Compassion redefined

 

NOTE: The original article was published in French in the Huffintgon Post on September 2, 2016 (read original article here >>).

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To die of hunger, to put a bag over one’s head until complete asphyxia, to shoot oneself in the heart… because we are sick, because we do not live at home any longer, because we have lost the use of our limbs, because we feel depressed with our lives.

Regardless of the method or motivation, are we are still ...

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Free and informed consent?

NOTE: The original article was published in French in the Huffintgon Post on July 20, 2016 (read original article here >>).

Free and informed consent?

We learned in The Gazette (>>) that there have been ministerial modifications to conform the Act respecting end-of-life care to the federal law. Among other changes, a reflection period of 10 days has been added as well as the validation of a request by two independent witnesses. In short, measures to reduce the risks associated with a ...

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Open letter to Mme Véronique Hivon

Living with Dignity supports the freedom of palliative care professionals at the MUHC (and in any hospital) who want to preserve safe spaces for patients. Here we reproduce an open letter to Mrs Véronique Hivon to denounce her attack against the MUHC palliative care unit who refuse to euthanize their patients.

Open letter to Mme Véronique Hivon

Mme Hivon:

You label as « ideology » the decision made by the McGill University Health Centre to not euthanize patients on the palliative care ward.

“The ...

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C-14 now law: the resistance continues

The federal government’s bill C-14 was adopted this past Friday, June 17th 2016, by a majority of Senate members. In receiving royal assent, euthanasia and assisted suicide have been officially legalized throughout Canada.

As of today, the Criminal Code contains “exemptions from the offences of culpable homicide, of aiding suicide and of administering a noxious thing, in order to permit medical practitioners and nurse practitioners to provide medical assistance in dying and to permit pharmacists and other persons to assist ...

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