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Old 02-03-2024, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I haven't asked anything they haven't shared voluntarily so I don't know much about their mother's health. Neither they nor their mother were raised with a religion. I gather they have a hard time with their mother choosing death over them (as they see it). They are over 40.

I can also see why people would choose to keep it private. I know of people who choose MAID but rarely is it mentioned in an obituary.
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Old 02-04-2024, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Sydney Australia
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I haven't asked anything they haven't shared voluntarily so I don't know much about their mother's health. Neither they nor their mother were raised with a religion. I gather they have a hard time with their mother choosing death over them (as they see it). They are over 40.

I can also see why people would choose to keep it private. I know of people who choose MAID but rarely is it mentioned in an obituary.
Surely it is common in both Canada and the US to choose to discontinue treatment, which is a less controversial way to choose to end one’s life? Here at least, that is generally openly discussed. My brother’s FIL chose to discontinue dialysis and he spent the last few days with loved ones and in contact with many.

But we are watching with interest the Canadian efforts to extend the legislation. We now have assisted dying in all states but with a lot of restrictions.
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Old 02-04-2024, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I haven't asked anything they haven't shared voluntarily so I don't know much about their mother's health. Neither they nor their mother were raised with a religion. I gather they have a hard time with their mother choosing death over them (as they see it). They are over 40.

I can also see why people would choose to keep it private. I know of people who choose MAID but rarely is it mentioned in an obituary.
The person I know whose mother died via MAiD said the doctor calls the funeral home afterward and simply says, "A death has occurred in the home, and the body needs to be picked up."

This way it avoids any conflict with any opinion funeral home staff may have about the situation.

There was an interesting story in Ontario about a woman in her 50s who discovered she had early-onset dementia. No spouse, no children, so as soon as she got the diagnosis, she chose to die via MAiD (obviously early enough in the diagnosis that she was deemed fit to make the decision). She did not tell her siblings, who were only informed afterward of her death, per her instructions.

Upon investigation, they learned how she died, and they were angry and upset, but it was the woman's choice not to inform her family while she was alive, and ultimately, they had to accept that.
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Old 02-04-2024, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Surely it is common in both Canada and the US to choose to discontinue treatment, which is a less controversial way to choose to end one’s life? Here at least, that is generally openly discussed. My brother’s FIL chose to discontinue dialysis and he spent the last few days with loved ones and in contact with many.

But we are watching with interest the Canadian efforts to extend the legislation. We now have assisted dying in all states but with a lot of restrictions.
I don't know how common it is. I would imagine if you have a condition that is fatal anyway in the end, when the doctors say there is nothing more they can do many people would say enough.

I was presented with the option of the doctors putting my husband through more tests in order to find out what was causing him pain and "making him comfortable." I choose for them to make him comfortable. Even had they known what it was he was not coming back from it. He was old, sick and tired and he was enough in his right mind to ask for pain control himself.
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Old 02-04-2024, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Has MAID become common enough that everyone knows someone who used it?
I don't know anyone.
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Old 02-07-2024, 07:21 AM
 
Location: In Little Ping's Maple Dictatorship
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Health Minister Mark Holland said the decision to delay the expansion of assisted dying until after the next federal election has nothing to do with electoral politics.
Of course not. It's not like the idea of state-sanctioned killing of drug addicts, the homeless and the mentally ill would not sit well with the majority of Canadians at a time when Liberal support is dropping faster than the value of FTX stock.
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Old 02-07-2024, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Canada
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What? That comment makes no sense. Please speak plainly.

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