'The answer' to current 'sub-standard end-of-life-care' in Ireland is 'not to end our patients' lives,' Psychiatrist Dr. Siobhan MacHale said, but to 'provide appropriate evidence–based interventions.'
The sick, sad, and isolated are being pro-actively offered euthanasia, from veterans suffering from PTSD to a patient who was reminded by an ethicist that his medical costs were 'north of $1,500 a day.'
The Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is seeking public input on the provision of euthanasia to the depressed and mentally ill. Today's your only chance to submit your thoughts to the federal government.
'The take home message is that medical professionals, young physicians and medical students must be involved in the AMA,' Euthanasia Prevention Coalition executive director Alex Schadenberg says of the victory.
The editorial quotes Dr K. Sonu Gaind, chief of psychiatry at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, who says there is 'absolutely no consensus' as to what constitutes an irremediable medical condition pertaining to mental illness.