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Canada on assisted suicide: documents and reports

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130618 Canada assisted suicideThe Quebec Parliament is considering assisted suicide at the moment, and I have created for my own use a listing of documents, and thought you might like access. It’s on Flipboard, and if you click on the link, you will see a series of panels. Click on the one you want to read and when it comes up on your screen in a dialogue box, click to go to the reading.

There’s a CBC news item from 13th June, explaining, as you would expect, that there is considerable political debate.

A good starting point is the Parliament of Canada report on assisted suicide from 1995, ‘Of life and death’.

There’s an update on this from June 2000, ‘Quality end-of-life Care’, which majors on the role of palliative care.

‘End-of-life decision-making in Canada’ is the report of a Royal Society of Canada expert panel; one of the assets of this is a good list of definitions.

There’s also a chapter from an online textbook ‘The Canadian Bioethics Companion’, which looks at a wider range of end-of-life issues.

Link to the Flipboard listing


Written by Malcolm Payne

18 June 2013 at 3:10 pm

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