A person is legally presumed to be capable of making personal care decisions, including healthcare decisions. However, decisions at the end of life such as whether to remove artificial life support and provide palliative care, are made by others when a person is incapable. In some situations a patient having been diagnosed with a terminal illness does not want to wait for the illness to rob them of his/her basic functions and wishes to die with the help of their physician. Until very recently such a decision was illegal under Canadian law. Find out how the law has changed, what the future holds, and about dying with dignity. Peter Watson and Jennifer Watson invite you to join Justin de Vries, of de Vries Litigation, as he presents: The Power to Choose: Physician-Assisted Death.
To read Peter’s Dollars and Sense article about this topic, click here.