A Physician’s Perspective on Medical Assistance in Dying

By Andrew Appleton / June 6, 2021 /

Having recently assessed a patient for medical assistance in dying, and reflecting on the sort of conversations I have with my patients, I felt it was important to dust off this essay and get it out there. I wrote it last fall, in response to an especially meaningful encounter with a patient, at the same…

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Remembrance is about values

By Andrew Appleton / November 11, 2020 /

Today is Remembrance Day. We remember the sacrifices made by others to secure our freedom, a future many of them would never experience. Why would someone risk their life, not knowing what the outcome would be, to benefit another? It’s about values. We all have values, deeply held beliefs about the world and our place…

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