The Slippery Slope of Medical Assistance in Dying

Our dubious doctor takes issue with a leading Canadian medical society that has been advocating for physician-assisted “putting down” of patients, thus undoubtedly violating the first rule of medicine.

This year the college has suggested that under no circumstances should doctors put the fact that a patient has been medically assisted to die on his or her death certificate, thus making it mandatory for doctors to lie about a matter, namely cause of death, that has traditionally been regarded as rather important.

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