Most mental disorders lack “prognostic predictability,” which makes determining when psychiatric suffering has become “irremediable,” essentially incurable, particularly challenging.
Is it possible to conclude, with any certainty or confidence, that a mental illness has no prospect of ever improving?
A joint parliamentary committee studying the new MAID law has been given a mandate to report back by June 23.
How long should the “reflection” period be, the time between first assessment and provision of death?
That decision formed the impetus for Canada’s MAID law, Bill C-14, which allowed for assisted dying in cases where natural death was “reasonably foreseeable.”.
Under Canada’s MAID law, people requesting assisted dying for a medical condition can refuse treatments they don’t find acceptable.
If you’re thinking about suicide or are worried about a friend or loved one, please contact the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1.833.456.4566 toll free or connect via text at 45645, from 4 p.m. to midnight ET. »