I Oppose Euthanasia For Psychiatric Reasons Alone

Petition to: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould - Minister of Justice

 

I Oppose Euthanasia For Psychiatric Reasons Alone

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I Oppose Euthanasia For Psychiatric Reasons Alone

Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in June 2016 under the term Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

In December 2016, the federal government announced that the Council of Canadian Academies would research and provide recommendations concerning three specific types of requests for euthanasia. The purpose of this is to facilitate an informed, evidence-based, dialogue among Canadians and decision-makers.

As part of this dialogue, we are emphasizing our opposition to euthanasia for psychiatric reasons alone.

Link to article: Is Euthanasia Psychiatric Treatment?

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Petition to: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould - Minister of Justice

Dear Minister of Justice,

There are medical and ethical dilemmas related to the practical process of approval and administration of euthanasia for psychiatric reasons, such as:

  • How can the practice of reducing suicidal ideation and behaviours be reconciled with carrying out euthanasia in individual cases?
  • How can a mental health professional be sure that the person will not benefit from further treatment?
  • There are many people who were once suicidal, and after treatment are happy to be alive. 

I oppose extending euthanasia based on psychiatric reasons alone.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

I Oppose Euthanasia For Psychiatric Reasons Alone

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