Physician Assisted Death: Challenges for Hospice and Palliative Care. Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP(C) Professor Emeritus Department of Bioethics Dalhousie University Ethics & Health Policy Advisor Catholic Health Alliance of Canada. Historical Perspectives on Physician Assisted Death (PAD).
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Nuala Kenny, OC, MD, FRCP(C)
Department of Bioethics
Dalhousie UniversityEthics & Health Policy Advisor
Catholic Health Alliance of Canada
Beauchamp, 2006 JMed & Philosophy
Less common concerns of those who elected to die Palliative Care
Burden on family/ friends/caregivers (37%)
Inadequate pain control or concern about pain (22%)
Financial implications of treatment (3%)
Most common concerns of those who elected to die
Losing autonomy (86%)
Less able to engage in activities that make life enjoyable (85%)
Losing dignity (83%)
Losing control of bodily functions (57%)Good EOL Care & PAD:Reasons for Request (Oregon)