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Canada Will Soon Be Offering Doctor-Assisted Death For People Who Are Mentally Ill

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | April 10, 2022

Canada is working to determine who, if anyone, should be offered doctor-assisted death as a result of mental illness. In other words, it’s doctor assisted suicide.

Doctor assisted death is mostly prominent in people who have terminal illnesses like cancer, The National Post reported last week. Moving into doctor assisted death for mental illness raises a whole new host of questions.

Dutch psychiatrist Dr. Sisco van Veen notes that with cancer, something inside the body can be seen, but “in psychiatry, really all you have is the patient’s story, and what you see with your eyes and what you hear and what the family tells you.”

Mental disorders lack “prognostic predictability”, which can make determining suffering near impossible.

As Canada moves closer to legalizing doctor-assisted deaths for people with mental illness whose psychological pain has become unbearable to them, “difficult conversations” are ahead, Veen told the National Post.

In March 2023, Canada will become one of just a few nations that allow medical aid in dying, or MAID, for mental illness like depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, schizophrenia, PTSD.

Dr. Grainne Neilson, past president of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and a Halifax forensic psychiatrist said: “I think there’s going to be lots of uncertainty about how to apply this in March 2023. My hope is that psychiatrists will move cautiously and carefully to make sure MAID is not being used as something instead of equitable access to good care.”

The argument developing over MAID for mental illness is robust. Many in the mental health field think that mental illness is never irremediable and there’s always hope for a cure. Others say “there still exists a profound lack of understanding about, and fear of, mental illness, and that the resistance reflects a long history of paternalism and unwillingness to accept that the suffering that can come from mental illness can be as equally tormenting as the suffering from physical pain.”

The Canadian Parliament has moved past whether MAID should be offered to those who are eligible, and is now studying how it should be assessed.

The National Post described how the idea has made its way through Parliament:

That decision formed the impetus for Canada’s MAID law, Bill C-14, which allowed for assisted dying in cases where natural death was “reasonably foreseeable.”

In 2019, a Quebec Superior Court justice ruled the reasonably foreseeable death restriction unconstitutional, and that people who were intolerably suffering but not imminently dying still had a constitutional right to be eligible for euthanasia.

In March 2021, Bill C-7 was passed that made changes to the eligibility criteria. Gone is the “reasonably foreseeable” criterion and, as of March 17, 2023, when a two-year sunset clause expires, MAID will be expanded to competent adults whose sole underlying condition is a mental illness.

April 12, 2022 - Posted by | Timeless or most popular |

4 Comments »

  1. Trudeau is turning Canada into a Globalist shithole. Supporting aberrant sexual behavior, demeaning the family, and dumbing down the populace with WOKE fluff are all part of the Canadian landscape now.

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    Comment by papasha408 | April 12, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Canada Will Soon Be Offering Doctor-Assisted Death For People
    Who Are Mentally Ill”

    Politicians visit any Dr of Medicine, Dr of Auto Service, Dr of Funerals,
    Dr of Lawn Mowing, anyone holding a sharp instrument. These recognized professionals are certified.

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    Comment by 5 dancing shlomos | April 12, 2022 | Reply

    • One wonders if the regime will conduct an outreach effort to let subjects know about the new services that they are entitled to. Maybe they will include advisories with energy billings or property tax notifications.

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      Comment by aletho | April 12, 2022 | Reply

  3. They need to kill most of humanity and they are running quite a bit behind on the task.

    They have discovered what is the nature of this “reality” and what is the true nature of most human beings, — that humans live within a simulation, that humans are simulated human programs, and have thereby, no substantiality at all, — meaning, that they do not really exist. That means, that the “life blood” of this “reality” is MEMORY.

    It will take some amount of time to explain why memory is limited and not unlimitedly available to the Earth Life Simulation, but for the moment, consider it to be so, even for just a few minutes, so as to understand the connection with the below.

    Animals, most vegetation, most humans will have to be eliminated in order to free enough memory to allow these super high elites to attain their, for so long sought and with so much investment of time, money and energy, — immortality, — albeit circumscribed, since it will be digital “immortality”, meaning that the ones minding the Earth Life Simulation (standing, thereby, outside of it) can abort it from the outside of it, and terminate their stupid “immortality”.

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    Comment by susetta | April 12, 2022 | Reply


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