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Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. Take some time to learn the facts concerning mental illness.
A study on physician assisted suicide in Oregon has found that the most common reasons for requesting physician assisted suicide included concerns over future loss of dignity, independence, quality of life, and self-care ability. Concern for future physical symptoms and experiences (e.g. pain) scored higher than concern over physical symptoms and experience at the time of the request. According to family members, the least important reasons for requests of physician assisted suicide were depression, financial concerns, and poor social support. ...
Judges in Belgium have fined a Roman Catholic care home for refusing to euthanise a 74-year-old woman. Read more >>