Panel recommends that assisted suicide be legalised in CanadaBMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7496 (Published 18 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7496
- Clare Dyer
Assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia should be legalised in Canada, an expert panel set up by the Royal Society of Canada has concluded after a two year study.
“We are recommending that the criminal code be changed in such a way as to permit physician assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia,” said Udo Schuklenk, a bioethicist from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, who chaired the panel of six Canadian and international experts.
The panel on decision making at the end of life called for a “permissive yet carefully regulated and monitored” system …