|Dr. Eric Wasylenko|
Canada needs better programs that allow patients to die comfortably at home and more palliative care training for young physicians.
Proper end-of-life care strives to help patients live as well as they can before they die, he said.
“My personal view is it is not within the role of the physician or the practice of medicine to actually deliberately cause someone’s death, even if they’ve asked for it.
“The role of physicians and medical care is to support people in their life until their natural death, not to kill them artificially or in advance of their natural death.”
“It’s not legalizing euthanasia for us. It’s something new. It’s a way to care for a patient at the end of his life,”
the wording of the province’s new legislation remains vague when it comes to sussing out what “medical aid in dying” actually means
If physician-assisted death were to be passed in Canada and performed, “what sort of impact could we possibly imagine this would have on the care of very old, very fragile and deeply, or even not so deeply, demented people,”
|Hon Rona Ambrose|
“This is an issue that is very emotional for a lot of people — not just regular Canadians, but also physicians,” she told reporters.
“Parliament voted in 2010 to not change its position on this issue. At this time, we don’t have any intention of changing our position.”
“If care and well-being is what I train for, I’d like to focus on care and well-being,” Chary said, in an interview.
“It’s not even a suicide in my mind. I’m killing.”