Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stop funding Catholic hospitals who refuse medical assistance in dying

It is now legal, in Canada, to provide medical assistance in dying (MAID). Sadly, it is a medical procedure difficult to access. The news media is full of such stories. Firstly, the Catholic hospital are refusing. Secondly, some of our Ontario LHIN healthcare staff are refusing, claiming protocols are not in place. This is wrong. This is against the law.

The Catholic hospitals are agreeing to send palliative patients to another hospital for MAID assessment, but that is a painful process, since dying patients need pain medication to transfer in an ambulance and they want them coherent in order to provide consent.

Catholic hospitals MUST, at least, provide palliative sedation to those in pain. There is a risk this promotes dying, but it is unconscionable to permit a dying patient to be in pain.


If you want help, please visit Dying With Dignity Canada.



Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from Ottawa Citizen

Patients must be transferred out of Catholic hospitals to discuss ...

Ottawa Citizen-16 hours ago
Catholic hospitals and health institutions have said they will not ... It's a policy that is being called “unconscionable” by the head of Dying with Dignity Canada. ...Medical assistance in dying is legal and accepted health care.
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from Edmonton Sun

Demand for medically assisted dying in Alberta significantly higher ...

Edmonton Sun-4 hours ago
Relatively few have been completed in a hospital. ... Covenant Health, the Catholic-based health provider that opposes medical aid in dying, ... Brad Peter, co-chairman of the Edmonton chapter of Dying with Dignity Canada, ... The Process — Five stages of Alberta's Medical Assistance in Dying program:.
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from Niagara Falls Review

CLOSEUP: Niagara man asks to die

Niagara Falls Review-Sep 1, 2016
He has been in hospital, currently at Hotel Dieu Shaver, for the past six weeks. ...Medical assistance in dying received royal assent in Canada in June ... a Catholichealth-care organization, Shaver does not provide medical ...
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from Ottawa Citizen

Today's letters: Readers' recount family experiences with palliative ...

Ottawa Citizen-Sep 23, 2016
It does not matter that the Bruy√®re is a Catholic hospital; it is the choice of the patient. ... Any discussion of the role of medical assistance in dying in our ... the “superbug” to save lives, not only in Canada but around the world.
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from The Kingston Whig-Standard

'Another form of care'

The Kingston Whig-Standard-Sep 2, 2016
... Court of Canada struck down the ban on the procedure effective June 6. ...Catholic faith-based hospitals oppose assisted death and consider it a ... theassistance from doctors if they are suffering intolerable pain and if the end of ... draft policy on assisted dying that will go to the hospital's internal medical ...
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from National Post

Catholic hospital, the biggest palliative care centre in Ottawa, says it ...

National Post-Mar 1, 2016
But Dying With Dignity Canada, which has fought for physician assisted ... funded health care institutions provide medical assistance in dying.”.
Story image for medical assistance in dying catholic hospital canada from The Globe and Mail

What you should know about the Liberals' assisted-dying bill

The Globe and Mail-Apr 14, 2016
Did the government say whether it would require Catholic hospitals to provide ... Archdiocese of Toronto and the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada, ... both of which have legalized medical assistance in dying, according to ...

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Catholic hospitals wrestle with assisted death

Vancouver Sun-Feb 25, 2016
St. Paul's Hospital and nine other Metro Vancouver medical facilities overseen by ... said medical assistance in dying should be made available with few ... the approach by Catholic health care providers throughout Canada.”.

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