Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium and child euthanasia.

Posted February 26, 2018 8:03 pm by Alex Schadenberg

Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium and child euthanasia.

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director, Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionCanada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide (known as MAiD) on June 17, 2016. Canada’s euthanasia law required persons to be at least 18 years old and have a condition where “natural death is reasonably foreseeable,” whatever that means, before doctors can go ahead with euthanasia.Soon after the legalization (of MAiD), the Canadian government announced that the Council of Canadian Academies would examine extending euthanasia to children, people who are incompetent but have made an advanced request, and people with mental illness.Last October, the Canadian Paediatric society published a study examining euthanasia for  teens, young children,

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