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Author Baum, Daniel Jay, author

Title Life or death : a matter of choice? / Daniel J. Baum
Published Toronto, Ontario : Dundurn, 2015
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Series Understanding Canadian law series ; 4
Understanding Canadian law (Toronto, Ont.) ; 4
Contents INTRODUCTION -- WHO ARE THE JUDGES? -- CHAPTER 1 : LET THE MEDICINE GO DOWN -- REGARDLESS? -- CHAPTER 2 : FORCED CONFINEMENT, FORCED MEDICATION -- CHAPTER 3 : MERCY KILLING: A DEFENCE TO MURDER? -- CHAPTER 4 : ASSISTED SUICIDE: A "RIGHT" TO DIE? -- CHAPTER 5 : END OF LIFE
Summary According to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our bodies should be ours to control, free from state interference. But how is this principle applied in Canada? Do the terminally ill have the right to ask for assistance in dying? Can physicians insist that their patients must have certain medical treatments? Must the mentally ill do what their doctors believe is best for them or can they decide to opt out of treatment? These are difficult ethical and legal dilemmas that we are still in process of resolving as Canadians. Right now euthanasia, for example, is still illegal in Canada, but a B.C. Supreme Court decision has recently overturned a ban on assisted suicide. Legal expert Daniel Baum examines what safeguards that the Charter offers us as Canadian citizens about our right to opt out of taking medications, accepting medical treatments, being forcibly confined because of mental illness, and asking for assistance if we or our loved ones wish to be allowed to die
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Euthanasia -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Medical care -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Patients -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.
Right to die -- Law and legislation -- Canada.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1459730593 (electronic bk.)
9781459730595 (electronic bk.)