Monday, October 15, 2012

Yes: More Palliative Care

Yes, yes, yes. We need much more emphasis on palliative care rather than assisted suicide.
Focus on palliative care, not suicide: doctor
A landmark case on doctor-assisted suicide is heading to the B.C. Appeals Court in March, but some doctors fear the hot-button issue is drawing focus away from a different, and widely used form of end-of-life care.
Dr. Romayne Gallagher works with the palliative care program at Providence Health Care, which aims to alleviate suffering for the dying.
She argues the highly-controversial practice of assisted suicide would serve just a fraction of terminally ill patients. more

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