Free and informed consent?

In an article originally published in French in the Huffington Post following the ministerial modifications to conform Quebec's Act respecting end-of-life care to the federal law, Aubert Martin explains that these changes remind us that there are indeed risks of abuse and, therefore, these changes put us back into the heart of a fundamental issue regarding assisted suicide: free and informed consent. Read more >>

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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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