Canada – CBC blog
The author argues that improving palliative care in Canada will not decrease support for assisted suicide: “Next month, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear arguments on whether terminally ill Canadians have the right to assisted suicide. A 2013 Forum Research poll found sixty-five percent of Canadians support doctor-assisted death. But earlier this month, federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose told CBC News that better access to palliative or end of life care should take priority over assisted suicide. I disagree.”
US – Washington Post
It’s a tourism boom, but not one to crow about: The number of people traveling to Switzerland to end their lives is growing. And it seems that more and more people with a nonfatal disease are making the trip.
Lieve Van den Block, Professor of Communication in Family Medicine, Chair of the Research on Palliative Care for Older People in the End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.