medical assistance program To Die of Canada, known by its acronym “MAID”, has been available to adults since 2016 terminal diseaseAnd that in 2021, the law was changed to include people with serious and chronic physical conditions, even if the condition is not life-threatening.
By this 2023, it is expected that there will be a new reform in the law to include the victims mental illnessThe expansion of which has sparked controversy and raised concerns that it is easier for vulnerable people to die in Canada.
So, as Canada prepares extend his law To include people with mental illness on euthanasia, some countries, as well as doctors, wonder whether the law on assisted dying has gone Very far Or sooner
These fears have been fueled by recent reports that death is an option for some. Broken social safety net.
“Present death as a solution puts people in harm’s way the weakest, and actually frees society from plight (…) I don’t think death should be the solution to society for my own failuresDr. Madeline Lee said.
Dr. Lee helped her first patient die in 2016, when Canada legalized euthanasia and recalled consulted your patient That day, he asked her if she was sure she wanted to move on. patient in his 60s, who was suffering ovarian cancershe said yes and died five minutes later.
Opinion polls indicate that Canadians support at least some form of access. assisted suicide, The doctors explained that the death of the seriously ill, can be brutal and slow Often, and in these cases the existence of assisted death has become the salve.
But the upcoming expansion has sparked a debate for some and skepticism about the program for patients They are not terminal.
The euthanasia case is that of Alan Nichols, 61, who opted out in 2019 assisted suicide After entering a hospital in the province of British Columbia, and having previously been refused access to the implant that helped her hear, she requested a maid”Deafness,