October 18, 2021

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Medical assistance in dying | “We will never go back,” Veronica Hivon said

Medical assistance in dying |  “We will never go back,” Veronica Hivon said

Veronica Juan described the debate over the expansion of medical care in (Quebec) Dying (MA) as “polar” and “emotional” than before.


Caroline Plante
The Canadian Press

The man, who is considered the “mother” of the current law on lifelong care, said some felt the right to claim MAID was “satisfactory” in the population.

In a recent interview with the Canadian Press, he said “fears are of very little importance”. The law has been in force in Quebec for almost six years, the people have developed, the consensus is stronger, we can see that it is not slipping.

“It simply came to our notice then […] And we see that no one – and it’s so fascinating – who dares to question the validity of the current law. ”

For this reason, the PQ member for Joliet believes that “we will never go back”.

Although experts now oppose extending MAID to people with disabilities or mental disorders, “it makes the debate to a very low polarity. […] And less emotion, ”she reflects.

“There is this common sense and a certain serenity,” she said.

Nothing has been decided, Gillemette said

The Legalt government set up a special commission on the evolution of the law on end-of-life care, for example hearing in May from 32 experts about the possibility of extending MAID to patients with Alzheimer’s.

Prior to making the recommendations, the Commission will read the citizens’ briefs and hear the views of the groups during a public hearing in mid-August.

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The question is whether MAID can be performed by a previously requested incompetent person. Also, can MAID be provided for the sole cause of mental illness?

Many professionals have agreed to put an end to their suffering or anger with the idea of ​​expanding MAID in situations where they suffer from disability or mental disorders.

And many have vehemently opposed it, arguing that there are limits to the self-determination of the person who can theoretically live.

The case of a person who has applied for MAID after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, but when the time comes, feels happy, especially when MPs are upset.

That’s why nothing has been decided yet, the commission’s chairman, Roberwall, said in an interview with Nancy Gillemet’s coquist deputy.

“There is no consensus,” she said. It’s not easy, it’s delicate, it’s very complex. We must rule over important matters. You need to take the time to understand […] How far we as a community are ready to go. ”

MPs are unaware of the testimony of 42-year-old author Sandra Demontigni, who has an early and hereditary form of Alzheimer’s.

OmTo me Demontig appealed that he be given the right to make an advance request for MAID, which is enforceable. When she loses the ability to consent in five or six years, it is too late, leaving the elect in tears.

Maurice-Richard, recalled Liberal MP for Mary Montpit. She has such pain, confidence and serenity at the same time, it is the balance of the three, it is really powerful. ”

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However, let’s make sure AMM never works short, Goin argues, Gabriel Nadeau, a member of the Quebec Solidarity in Dubois.

“I do not think there can be a reflection on how we take these people into life, at the same time without a very serious reflection on what we do with them in life in society,” a- he stressed.

He recalled that experts were outraged at the lack of care given to people with mental disorders, especially those with bipolarity and schizophrenia.

“Making MAID easier than life support for these people is unbearable for our society. […] This is not a quick way to alleviate people’s suffering due to lack of care. This is not going to happen. ”