Thursday, June 8, 2023

How do you want to die?

How do you want to die? The question may seem inhumane. Yet no one escapes death. With the exception of medical aids in dying (MAID), the vital choice of “how,” under what conditions, and where, however, has become artificial.

What? Because palliative care, at home, in a hospital or in special homes, is a poor relation to the public health system.

To Dr. Genovévium Dechêne, whose case is: “90% of Quebecers at the end of life at home do not have access to a medical team in CLSCs. Only 11% of Quebecers die at home versus 30% for other Canadians. In the life of the mauris, that little care flatters the life of the mauris. »

The Radio-Canada report also confirms that depending on our postal code, it is also possible to receive palliative care at home.

Meanwhile, Quebec has become the champion of the country for medically assisted dying. The lack of a stark approach to palliative care can do anything that even can. Then he stopped and signed.

Michelle Bourassa – I already told you here – sounded the alarm. Earlier this year, he told of the horrific end of his life to his mom, Andrée Simard, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The widow of former Robert Bourassa Premier, Ms. Simard lived there for three days in great pain, under the indifference and sometimes even aggressive gaze of the staff. Finally, with the most disgusting indignities.

Not once for a reason

Since then, on her Facebook page, Michelle Bourassa has collected similar testimonies. They come to him from all over Quebec. St. Mary’s case is not isolated.

She is also concerned about what she aptly calls “commissioner firing” of the growing proportion of medical personnel. That is, using the safety net for the deaf.

However, Quebec has adopted an act on end-of-life care. The problem is, politically, socially and in the media, all the attention is focused on medical aid in dying and its continued expansion.

Access to palliative care, although a dominant aspect of the law, is ignored. Could it also be that they require much more human resources and resources than the maid, who is alive and much less expensive?

From birth to death

This is a question that Quebecers and their elected officials are strongly asking. Whether one is for or against AMM does not change anything.

The speed with which GOD’S HANDMADE FAMILY, funded by expanded access to palliative care, is being discussed. However, the act provides real access to both depending on the person’s choice.

The end of our life, whether it is measured in days, weeks, or months, is nothing more sacred in our eyes than our birth?

For the last journey on earth, why do not we all have the same right, the same dignity, the same humanity and the same ability with which we came into this world?

No one, citizen or elected official, would think that a woman should be sent out into a hospital corridor, alone, neglected by overwhelmed staff, and without the special care she and her baby need to start a new life.

In Quebec, however, women and men too often suffer and die in the corridors of hospitals, alone, neglected by overwhelmed staff and without the palliative care required by law.

What do they say about us? For better, are we finally asking the question?

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