Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: physician assisted suicide

A “Hot-Potato” Topic and a “Rational” Book

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Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws is an excellent book that explores the criminalization and decriminalization of suicide. It analyzes laws by which “mental health” professionals and organizations are held accountable or “liable.” It exposes horrific contradictions in how laws are applied, particularly problematizing the assumption that people who kill themselves are suffering from a “mental illness.” There is much in this book that makes me want to stand up and cheer.

“Deciding on Assisted Death in Context of Mental Illness Highly Complex,...

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“One of the most contentious issues sparked by Canada's upcoming right-to-die legislation is whether people with mental illness should be eligible to seek a...