I find that I have written a surprising amount about Physician Assisted Death for someone who does not expect to be on the front lines of this new measure. I hope that the medical community can lead the debate, asking patients to consider how they want this new medical treatment to work. All the people with …

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Last night I read Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach. This is the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying. In particular, I focused on those recommendations that were related to patients suffering from psychiatric illnesses. Like others in the mental health field, or those who have had loved ones who suffered …

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