Quebec College of Physicians issues qualified endorsement of euthanasia in exceptional circumstances

Kondro, Wayne
December 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;12/8/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 12, pE294
Academic Journal
The article reports on the recommendation of the Quebec College of Physicians that rectifications be made to the Criminal Code of Canada to permit euthanasia for terminally ill patients. According to the physicians, people who are facing impending and unavoidable death should be offered the most appropriate possible care at the end of their lives. It notes that physicians who would conduct euthanasia in exceptional circumstances must be assured that there will be no criminal sanctions.


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