Letter: No better place than hospice for medically assisted dying

A letter writer argues for patient rights.

Dear Editor,

I am so tired of listening to the ramblings from our volunteers, politicians and religious groups when it comes to the introduction of MAids Hospice etc.

They all present their own selfish points of view “Not in my backyard”! I have not seen the part where they say I am here for the patient and their “Quality of Life”. If they think they are helping those people that are suffering unnecessarily, that choose to request assistance in shortening there life span that will offer both “quality of life and dignity in death” they are terribly wrong. If the Hospice’s mandate does not include MAid, then it is time for the boards to sit down and revise their mandate. I do not see how anyone, workers or volunteers can sit back and watch a person near end of life that is suffering and is constant pain that choose to end their life earlier, can suggest they are helping by making these people suffer needlessly. You have no right to impose your own personal views.

Personally, I can think of no better place than Hospice to accommodate MAids, now and into the future.

T. McLeod

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