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Medically Assisted Dying & End of Life Planning

The topic of medically assisted dying has been dominating the headlines since the prohibition on voluntary euthanasia was overturned in February 2015. Canada is now in the company of a very small group of jurisdictions including Belgium and the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, to permit medically assisted dying. With so many different perspectives and scenarios to consider, there is an item in the news about this topic almost daily. It has certainly sparked a critical discussion about the importance of end-of-life planning. Have you talked about your end-of-life wishes with your loved ones? We’ve explored the evidence related to this topic in the following resources:

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