Speak Up, We Can't Hear You

HealthcarePapers, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2014

6 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2014 Last revised: 13 Nov 2014

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Jocelyn Downie

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

The author supports the lead authors’ call for physicians to be open about their support for legalized assisted death. Citing evidence from Canada and internationally, the author demonstrates that support for euthanasia is growing in the medical community, and that many physicians would like to see legislative changes to support this trend. The commentary concludes with a call for physicians to educate themselves so that they can advocate more effectively on behalf of their patients.

Keywords: assisted dying, law, ethics, physicians, health care professionals

Suggested Citation

Downie, Jocelyn, Speak Up, We Can't Hear You (2014). HealthcarePapers, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2520824

Jocelyn Downie (Contact Author)

Schulich School of Law & Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H9
Canada

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