British Columbia (BC) Health Authority orders hospice to do euthanasia.

Posted February 15, 2018 11:05 am by Alex Schadenberg

British Columbia (BC) Health Authority orders hospice to do euthanasia.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionThe recent edict by the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia ordering (non-religious) healthcare facilities to participate in euthanasia (MAiD) including hospices is an infringement on the conscience rights of the medical staff. I believe that:Institutional conscience rights are about the rights of the workers within an institution to not participate in acts that they consider wrong.Delta HospiceThe edict by Fraser Health directly effects institutions such as the Delta Hospice that is opposed to participating in euthanasia. Janice Strukoff, an administrative leader with the Delta hospice stated:“Hospice palliative care is not about hastening death and we

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