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Why legalise assisted suicide: don't turn a tragedy into a catastrophe

The tragedy is anyone suffering so badly and without hope for so long they want to die. The greater tragedy is forcing someone to live like this. 62 more words


Most Canadians support doctor-assisted suicide, but specifics reveal divisions

TORONTO – Does suffering from a terminal disease impact how you feel about physician-assisted suicide? What if a loved one thought their health care was a burden to their family? 584 more words


Euthanasia not on the horizon... for now

News that Labour MP, Iain Lees-Galloway will not resubmit the End of Life Choice Bill is warmly welcomed.

The bill had been inherited by Lees-Galloway, as its earlier sponsor, Maryan Street, failed to be re-elected into Parliament in the recent general election.   743 more words


The Sea Inside [subtitled]

The Sea Inside is a Spanish movie about a quadriplegic seeking euthanasia. Evidently it is based on a true story.

I’ll get to the merits of the movie momentarily, but first off I want to mention that as burdensome as it can be dealing with subtitles for two hours, the subtitles in this movie are horrible. 1,601 more words


Expand access to end-of-life care, says report

TORONTO – Dramatic improvements are needed to provide quality palliative care for all patients facing the end of their lives, including boosting the number of health providers trained in specialized care of the dying, says an Ontario health advisory agency. 1,012 more words


The purported meaning of the Hippocratic oath: physical and psychodiversity tragedy

Doctors are the enemy of physical variation and personal psychodiversity. Historically and today. They’ve committed atrocities against humankind and profound social harms. In psychiatry it’s even worse. 94 more words

Just Thinking

Suicide is good (and the suicidal taboo)

It’s risky to say this because of the taboo and current suicide laws. If it’s taken as encouraging people to kill themselves it’s a risk. 215 more words