What are the emotional consequences of performing assisted death?

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  1. R. Naught

    In some untold ways, @ times – we walk these same experiences through veil of Hospice Rx admin.

  2. Lucy

    “George*, a physician who has performed assisted death in Ontario, says the “macho culture” of medicine makes it harder for physicians to reach out for help. He himself had a debrief at his hospital, yet processed his feelings in private. “I don’t feel comfortable showing emotion in front of the team, in front of my colleagues,” he says.”

    I once revealed my feelings, and showed emotion, in front of my colleagues. They treated me differently after that — I was no longer part of the herd, no longer seen as reliable. It felt a lot like being shunned.

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