Quebec debates dying with dignity legislation: Queen's University expert
Queen’s University medical ethics expert Udo Schuklenk is available to comment on the Quebec government tabling its dying with dignity legislation in the coming days. The law would allow some forms of medical aid in dying. If it passes, Quebec will be the first province to allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients.
A group of 500 Quebec doctors are opposed to the proposed bill saying helping patients commit suicide is not medical treatment.
Dr. Schuklenk was the head of a Royal Society of Canada panel in 2011 that recommended Canada legalize assisted suicide, and is the co-editor of the journal Bioethics.
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