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Context - January 22, 2020 - Rx: Love and Respect
Medical Assistance in Dying – or M.A.I.D. – some call it “merciful and individual choice”, otherwise call it suicide and killing.
M.A.I.D. became legal in Canada in 2016. But last year, the Quebec Superior Court ruled the requirement that a person’s “natural death” must be foreseeable is “too restrictive”.
The Federal government asked the public to weigh in on M.A.I.D. and what safeguards should be in place. As they explore expanding the definition to include mature minors, the mentally ill, and advanced requests to die.
This week on Context – advocates and experts on both sides, and care homes caught in conflicting values.
PLUS – what happens when our elders are abused by their caretakers, communities, and even family members?
Is prescription love and respect in short supply?
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