Assisted Dying in Canada by Udo Schuklenk
HealthcarePapers, 14(1) April 2014: 38-43.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2014.23969
This paper makes an affirmative ethical case in favour of the decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada. It then proceeds to defending the affirmative case against various slippery-slope arguments that are typically deployed by opponents of assisted dying. Finally, a recent case of questionable professional conduct by anti-euthanasia campaigners cum academics is flagged as a warning to all of us not to permit the quality of the professional debate to deteriorate unacceptably, despite the personal emotional investments involved on all sides of the debate.
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- Assisted dying legal gap leaves pharmacists, nurses in limbo
- Supreme Court Permits Canadians to Approach Death on Their Terms
- Drugs for physician-assisted death: What will they cost and who will pay?
- Liberal government concerned about new amendment on assisted dying
- Manitoba introduces doctor-assisted death policy
- N.W.T. doctors volunteer for assisted dying services, as territory releases guidelines
- Nunavut could have doctor assisted death guidelines
- Lack of clarity in assisted-dying regulations among Maritime provinces
- Nurses college to revise rules on assisted dying
- Nurses in Nova Scotia advised not to participate in assisted suicide
- Nurses, pharmacists allowed to help in assisted dying: B.C. justice branch
- Premier commits to end-of life care on P.E.I.
- Sask. doctors call for more clarity on medically assisted dying
- Alberta doctors mull increasing services for physicians offering medically assisted deaths
- Ontario to create referral service, provide drugs at no cost for assisted dying
- Lack of aid in dying law leaves doctors unsure how to proceed
- Statement by Ontario's Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and Attorney General on Medical Assistance in Dying
- Assisted-dying law needed now to protect doctors, health minister warns
- Check-Up Panel - CBC | Doctor-Assisted Dying