Palliative care funding becomes more urgent as courts chip away at assisted-suicide safeguards

Posted October 8, 2019 1:08 pm by Andrew Ehrkamp | @AndrewEhrkamp

Palliative care funding becomes more urgent as courts chip away at assisted-suicide safeguards

The Catholic Church is doubling down on its efforts to encourage increased government and societal support for palliative care as the best way to help Canadians experience a “dignified natural death” as a barrage of Canadian court decisions continue to chip away at the existing safeguards surrounding assisted-dying in the country.
“There has been minimal (government support) for palliative care,” said Winnipeg Archbishop Richard Gagnon, the new president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). “There is a great need in Canada for more palliative care, be that of a religious nature or not.”
Gagnon said palliative care and assisted dying

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