Medical Assistance in Dying legal, but patients still face barriers

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  • Gerry Davenport says:

    Currently, there are too many obstacles in the path of anyone choosing a good death. Refusal to provide assistance to someone determined to end their existence is fraught with the risks of a bad death, further injury to the patient and in the instances of suicide involving third parties, trauma and guilt. I am certain most first responders can relate to a suicide involving vehicular traffic or leaps from high places. If a sane person decides that their life has been lived and wants to end their life in a dignified manner, it is their choice, only their choice.

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  • Susan Greenfield says:

    Very insightful to read this. Thank you


Paul Taylor


Paul Taylor is a health journalist and former Patient Navigation Advisor at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, where he provided advice and answered questions from patients and their families. Paul will continue to write occasional columns for Healthy Debate.

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