21 in Saskatchewan choose death with medical assistance

‘We all want to die with dignity,’ says palliative care director

CBC News

Danny Kerslake

For about a year, it has been legal to die with medical assistance in Canada. Almost two dozen people in this province have chosen that option and ended their lives.

“We all want to die with dignity,” said Carmen Johnson, medical director of Palliative Care at Pasqua Hospital in Regina.

According to numbers obtained by CBC, as of the end of March, 21 people in Saskatchewan have died with medical assistance since the federal government’s assisted-dying law passed last June. . . [Full text]

 

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