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Open Letter To American Medical Students Concerning Assisted Suicide

Over the years, I’ve had a number of opportunities to provide presentations on disability related topics to university medical students. Instructors invited me to speak because they saw a problem in the fact that medical education included very little training on disability and independent living. That always struck me as odd considering the higher need …

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69 Year-Old Man Convicted of Aiding Wife’s Suicide for 1.4 Million Dollar Insurance Policy

Cases like Graham Robert Morant illustrate how patients are put at risk of coercion and abuse when assisted suicide becomes legal. “Graham Robert Morant was last month found guilty on two charges — counseling suicide and aiding suicide.  The court heard there had been no conviction or comparative sentences for the counseling charge in any …

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The Slippery Slope of Assisted Suicide Continues as Canada Considers Expansion of the Law to Children

Three years after Canada’s top court decriminalized doctor-assisted suicide, the federal government is about to wade into an emerging controversy: How to respond to requests from children for medical assistance in dying, or MAID. Canada’s largest children’s hospital has already gotten a taste of this thorny issue. “We had discussed that there may be a …

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Two Misleading Myths Regarding “Medical Aid in Dying”

“Assisted Dying,” “Medical Aid in Dying” (MAID), “Physician Assisted Suicide”(PAS)—by whatever label we attach to it controversy continues to swirl around the practice of prescribing a lethal drug for a patient with a putatively terminal illness.1,2 (For now, let’s leave aside the point that physicians are notoriously bad in predicting when a patient will die, …

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Public Support for Assisted Suicide Falls Dramatically When They Hear the Main Argument Against it

  Dr Gordon Macdonald, Senior Policy Officer with CARE for Scotland said there was “no evidence” of a shift in opinion among MSPs on the issue. He said: “The public when presented with the main arguments opposed to assisted suicide show that there is no overwhelming support for that proposal. “Rather support for assisted suicide …

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