Patient’s Botched Transfer Renews Call for Assisted Dying in All Publicly Funded Health-Care Facilities

January 10, 2018

(The Globe and Mail) – A publicly funded Catholic health-care network in British Columbia apologized last spring to a secular hospital after it mismanaged part of the transfer of a frail man seeking a physician-assisted death, documents show. In his note of apology to Vancouver General Hospital, the director of ethics services for Providence Health Care called the problems that occurred during the patient’s move from one hospital to another, “a foreseeable and preventable issue for which I accept full responsibility.”

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