BC health facility amalgamation would mean $20M gift to Catholic Church, no access to assisted dying

Looks like a couple of years ago there was concern that the only hospice in the region covered by Vancouver Island’s Comox Valley facility was Catholic-run, and so would not provide medically-assisted dying. There was going to be funding made available for 2 new hospice beds and it wasn’t clear … Continue reading

Is Catholic palliative care irreplaceable?

Martin Regg Cohn’s column in Saturday’s Toronto Star is headlined (in the print version) “Assisted death can’t be forced on doctors of faith.” He starts the piece by expressing sympathy for doctors who “entered the medical profession to save lives, not to take them,” then states the obvious point that a doctor’s … Continue reading

This is what I learned about Science Advocacy

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things Isaac Newton This is my first blog … Continue reading

Organ donation and presumed consent

A small but important law changed in France on January 1st. Prior to 2017, deceased persons were assumed to have opted out of organ donation. Now, unless they have registered against it, everyone is presumed to have opted in.

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