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Canada’s Medical Students Await Clear Direction on Doctor-Assisted Death

April 26, 2016

(Canadian Broadcasting Co) –  With physician-assisted death soon to forever alter the face of medicine, Canada’s medical schools are under pressure to decide at what point in the curriculum future doctors should be introduced to this paradigm shift — and what that teaching needs to entail.  Starting June 7, patients with a “grievous and irremediable” condition will be able to request a doctor’s help to end their lives, following the Supreme Court of Canada decision last year that struck down the law banning assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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