In The New Yorker, Rachel Aviv writes about the physician-assisted euthanizing of Godelieva De Troyer, a Belgian woman who decided to kill herself because she had long suffered in depression. And in Everyday Health, Therese Borchard discusses the article and writes about moments in the past when her depression made her want a physician-assisted suicide. Meanwhile in Canada, a year after the country’s Supreme Court struck down a ban on physician-assisted suicide, the government has yet to draft any guidelines for the practice.
The Death Treatment (The New Yorker, June 22, 2015)
Is Physician-Assisted Suicide Right for Severe Psychiatric Disorders? (Everyday Health, June 19, 2015)
Peter MacKay says government needs more time to draft assisted-suicide law (CBC News, June 17, 2015)