No link between poverty, choosing medically assisted death, study suggests
February 13, 2020. From CBC:
A new study led by researchers in Ottawa has found medically assisted dying is not being driven by factors such as poverty, isolation or lack of access to proper palliative care.
The study dispels concerns that vulnerable people are being pushed into requesting medical aid in dying, or MAID, because they lack other options.
Lead author James Downar, palliative care specialist at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa, said the data suggests a medically assisted death is not being driven by "socioeconomic vulnerability."
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