Do patients have recourse if they’re denied medical assistance in dying?


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  1. Mike Fraumeni

    Very interesting and informative. And quite thought provoking.

  2. sam plover

    Yes they have recourse. In their illness they have two choices, spend hundreds of thousands in court or go to Switzerland.
    The law is not being upheld, period. Surprising that MAID keeps mentioning “straight forward diseases such as cancer”.
    That is NOT what the law was set out for. Not those straight forward diseases.
    Yes it’s simple, but not within the law that included a lot of people who are now denied by MAID. The “does not meet criteria” is convenient and somehow relies on a doctors final word,
    Not on what is actually going on. The patients that requested, were denied and died? Well they get swept under the rug.
    This law was about much more than having 6 weeks left.
    To have doctors make it so narrow that many don’t qualify purely under their judgment is completely wrong and not according to law. It is simple, a doctor can decide for you how you will die. The final decision is not at all in the patients hands.

  3. Terry Hill, PhD

    It takes a team to decide on MAID, including informed consent (wherever possible) from the patient. Refer to the recent legislation.

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