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Canada nearly there!

The Canadian legislation to provide voluntary assisted dying should pass their House of Commons THIS WEEK. It passed the second reading stage on 4 May by a massive vote of 235 to 75. When passed, the Bill will go to the Senate for their vote. Negotiation between the […]

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Canadian Medical Association shows the way

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) provides a very good example of responsible, professional and principles-based policy and action on voluntary assisted dying to meet the needs of patients, doctors and the wider community. DwDTas has prepared a paper outlining why their approach is such a good example, what […]

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Terminal sedation – ethically different from voluntary assisted dying?

The Q&A program on Monday night has prompted a valuable debate on a range of specific issues raised in the program. This is being conducted through the Q&A Facebook page. The issue that has attracted the largest number of comments is terminal sedation.  In the Q&A program, John Flynn asked: […]

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