Running Time: 12:18 hrsPublisher:BC Libraries Cooperative, 2017
Publisher:BC Libraries Cooperative, 2017
- Author: Martin, SandraDate:Issued2016Summary:
Winner of British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction in 2017.
We can't avoid death, but the prospect is a lot less terrifying since the Supreme Court of Canada legalized physician-assisted death. Competent adults, suffering grievously from intolerable medical conditions, will have the right to ask for a doctor's help in ending their lives. That much is clear. The challenge now is to pass legislation that reflects this landmark decision and develop regulations that reconcile the Charter rights of both doctors and patients. If we get the balance right between compassion for the suffering and protection of the vulnerable, between individual choice and social responsibility, we can set an example for the world.Subject(s): euthanasia | Canada | Assisted suicide | Right to die | Assisted suicide--Law and legislation | Euthanasia--Law and legislation | Assisted suicide--Moral and ethical aspects | Euthanasia--Moral and ethical aspectsOriginal Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins CanadaLanguage(s): EnglishISBN: 9781443435987, 1443435988Collection(s)/Series: British Columbia's National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction 2017