On 6 February, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down the ban on physician – assisted suicide. The subsequent federal laws that will determine the provision of medical aid in dying will impact the delivery of palliative care. For this reason, it is important for Catholics to understand end-of-life issues including the provision of palliative care measures. This subject is very broad and among faithful Catholics there is some confusion regarding what measures are acceptable.
Palliative care, especially end-of-life care, is near and dear to my heart. On my blog at Catholic Insight, I wrote an article that explains end-of-life care from a Catholic moral perspective. Here’s the link, if you’d like to read it.
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