It is now legal for Canadian medical practitioners to help patients die by assisted suicide even though palliative care is not yet an available option for all Canadians facing terminal illness. If assisted suicide is available for Canadians then palliative care simply must be as well. It should have been made available first!
There are only about 200 hospices across Canada and only 16-33% of Canadians who die currently have access to hospice, palliative and end-of-life care services. (More info).
Because of this, MP Marilyn Gladu put forth Private Members Bill C-277…[Click here to read the full article].