This week on Context – in a divided world where millions of people are struggling to live amid the worst pandemic in over 100 years – some people are choosing to hasten their own deaths through a medical professional. Physician assisted death, or M.A.I.D. ushers in a whole other set of complex issues.
Is medical assistance in dying someone’s right? Even if someone in a family, or a friend does not want it?
Faten Alfaraj meets a woman whose sister desperately wanted to live while her husband’s uncle decided to end his life.
Also on the program, one Nova Scotia wife is fighting her husband’s wish to die by M.A.I.D.