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HealthcarePapers 14(1) April 2014 : 38-43.doi:10.12927/hcpap.2014.23969
Commentary

Assisted Dying in Canada

Udo Schuklenk

Abstract

This paper makes an affirmative ethical case in favour of the decriminalization of assisted dying in Canada. It then proceeds to defending the affirmative case against various slippery-slope arguments that are typically deployed by opponents of assisted dying. Finally, a recent case of questionable professional conduct by anti-euthanasia campaigners cum academics is flagged as a warning to all of us not to permit the quality of the professional debate to deteriorate unacceptably, despite the personal emotional investments involved on all sides of the debate. 

 

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