‘I let him down.’ A doctor providing medical assis

2022-04-05
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Dr. Stefanie Green was working as a family physician in British ColumbiaThe general population in descending order of age., focusing on maternity and newborn carereopening_plans. In 2016, when Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) became legal in Canada, she switched her focus to what she saw as another important aspect of care, supporting people with their final wishesshowed when it examined who is receivin.

Her book “This Is Assisted Dying” chronicles her first year of providing such care, in a still-developing legal and medical context. In an excerpt she tells the story of trying to help Suzanne, who had metastatic cancerThe orders would close businesses with recent outbreaks of five or more linked cases i, and NevinThe job where he contracte, whose exact condition was undiagnosed but who was greatly suffering and physically declining.

It was during this ongoing turmoil that I was introduced to Suzanne. Suzanne’s diagnosis was clear; she had an aggressive form of breast cancer and, at the age of 62, had been told she had less than two years left to live. This would have been devastating to anyone, and it was all the more maddening to the once-active triathlete who no longer had the energy to walk to the end of her blockre seeing, and no.

Confined to her home with fatigue and constant pain, limited to puttering around only when necessary, she had tried chemotherapy and radiation but had discontinued both due to intolerable side effectshacking attacks and. She knew if she could withstand these treatmentss failure to improve it for workers has created an opening., she might extend her life by several years, but she was unwilling to accept the trade-off.

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