Ottawa Citizen Letter

I find that I have written a surprising amount about Physician Assisted Death for someone who does not expect to be on the front lines of this new measure. I hope that the medical community can lead the debate, asking patients to consider how they want this new medical treatment to work. All the people with…

Depression and Assisted Death

Last night I read Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach. This is the Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying. In particular, I focused on those recommendations that were related to patients suffering from psychiatric illnesses. Like others in the mental health field, or those who have had loved ones who suffered…

A Bad Day

One day this week, I had a bad day. Much of what happened can really not be spoken about at all. Actually because of psychiatric terminology, some of it would be incomprehensible to anyone but other psychiatrists. That was one worry. The other worry was more ethical and moral. Because of that, it may only…