Can a doctor-assisted death be ‘natural’ and ‘suicide’?
Whenever a doctor assists in a suicide in Ontario by injecting a patient with chemicals to stop the heart, it is recorded on the death certificate as a natural death.
That fact has at least one medical examiner worried that the truth about how some people have died is being concealed.
“First we’re killing, and now we’re lying about it,” Dr. Gail Churchill of Barrie told The Catholic Register. “It’s just kind of odd, don’t you think?”
However, Ontario Chief Coroner Dirk Huyer rejects the accusation, saying that while it’s true there is no record of a doctor’s intervention on the death certificate,