Tag Archives: Canada’s Health Act

Dying badly in Canada Dying badly in Canada
By Harvey Chochinov

We are about to become a country that extends patients the right to a hastened death, but offers no legislative guarantees or assurances that they will be well looked after until they die.

Dying badly in Canada Dying badly in Canada
By Harvey Chochinov

Doctors are not generally well trained to engage in end of life conversations, meaning that goals of care often remain unclear; and patients may not receive the care they want, nor the opportunity to live out their final days in the place they would want to die.

Dying badly in Canada Dying badly in Canada
By Harvey Chochinov

Ignorance and lack of skill in attending to the needs of dying patients are still tragically common in Canada.