Royal Society panel to study physician-assisted death

Kondro, Wayne
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE294
Academic Journal
The article reports on the launching of a one-year exercise by the Royal Society of Canada to examine the advantages and disadvantages of allowing a physician-assisted death. According to panel chairman Udo Schuklenk, they decided to focus on the issue of whether or not the physician-assisted death or voluntary euthanasia will be decriminalized in Canada. It states the society's governing board proposes that the panel will first determine the knowledge about end-of-life care.


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