Comment: Rediscovering the art of dying

Posted August 10, 2017 1:57 pm by Editor

Comment: Rediscovering the art of dying

In the 16 months between the Supreme Court decision and the passage of federal legislation regulating medically assisted death, I was intensely involved in discussions and debates within the medical profession, among Catholic health care providers, ethicists and clergy, and with national and provincial government bodies. I was trying to mitigate the harms of the decision, particularly in the protection of the vulnerable, and in defending the right of conscientious objection for physicians and faith-based organizations.

I am experienced in the complex and often highly contentious world of public policy development, especially when a fundamental moral and ethical issue was at

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