29 May, 2016

Father Raymond J. De Souza: Instead of legalizing euthanasia, try improving Canadian palliative care

Father Raymond J. De Souza: Instead of legalizing euthanasia, try improving Canadian palliative care | National Post

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  1. Anonymous30 May, 2016

    No financial reward in palliative care.Too costly.Much better financially to simply allow doctors to give these people 'death with dignity'-and it won't be just for the old and infirm.No. We must allow teenagers and even the very young to chose death over hospital/hospice care.Think of the thousands ,nigh millions of dollars will be saved.Now if only the bishops (little chance of Arch types getting involved) would demand that every diocese have palliative care ,promote it and pay for it through Sunday collections.They could start by reminding Catholic politicians of their obligation to follow church law..but..that horse has already bolted.

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    1. Anon: I can only hope that you are speaking sarcastically by equating the value of human life with money. One cannot and should not reduce a human life to a cost/benefit analysis. As to paying for pastoral care, the Church in fact funds many hospices which provides quality palliative care using its own resources to build and maintain them. We are working to build such a hospice here in Chapeau without depending upon government funding.

      Fr. Tim

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    2. Anonymous31 May, 2016

      Indeed I was so speaking. Yet there have been reports of some who have seen this law of death as being financially good for the health system. Good for you and your efforts to build a hospice . I wonder if you have the full support of the hierarchy??

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