Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Posted November 2, 2017 7:25 pm by Editor

Canadian doctors face questions over assisted suicide, euthanasia for minors

Ottawa – Only one year after assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia became legal for adults in Canada, a new study is showing that some of the country’s pediatricians are being faced with questions about the practices for minors.

The study, which surveyed 1,050 doctors and was published by the Canadian Paediatric Society, found that more than ten percent of Canadian pediatricians have had conversations with parents or minors about the option of assisted suicide or euthanasia for terminal patients under the age of 18.The survey discovered that 60 children explicitly discussed the possibility of assisted suicide with their doctors, and parents

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