Take Action.

Write to the Government of Ontario.

Take Action.

Write to the Government of Ontario.

Forced participation in euthanasia is not good for patients

When a patient asks to die it can be because they are feeling isolated, lonely, or like they are a burden on their family, friends, or caregivers. Vulnerable patients need healthcare professionals who are motivated to help them clarify their deeper emotional reasons for wanting to die.

All healthcare professionals have ethical or moral convictions that inform their practice. For some, those convictions prevent them from 

participating in MAID. By forcing these healthcare professionals to make arrangements for MAID, Ontario medical regulators are making it hard for them to practice. Practically speaking, this makes participation a condition of employment. With the expansion of MAID to include people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and even mental health concerns, even more practitioners will be unable to comply. These healthcare professionals won’t block access to medical assistance in dying (MAID), but they will advocate for resources to help patients live with dignity and hope.

 Systems are already in place in Ontario for patients to access an assessment for MAID without requiring their healthcare professional to make arrangements. These systems are easy to use and regularly improving. It is possible to provide access to MAID while at the same time not forcing healthcare professionals to be involved.

Please write the Ontario government using the letter below to encourage them to create legislation to protect doctors, nurses and pharmacists so they can continue to care for patients.

Sign up below to send a letter to your elected representatives! The letter writing form will then appear, with your MPP selected based on the postal code you entered.

Your letter will be sent to leaders in the government of Ontario  including the Honourable Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health and Premier Doug Ford. The letter can be fully edited and personalized.

Forced participation in euthanasia is not good for patients

When a patient asks to die it can be because they are feeling isolated, lonely, or like they are a burden on their family, friends, or caregivers. Vulnerable patients need healthcare professionals who are motivated to help them clarify their deeper emotional reasons for wanting to die.

All healthcare professionals have ethical or moral convictions that inform their practice. For some, those convictions prevent them from 

participating in MAID. By forcing these healthcare professionals to make arrangements for MAID, Ontario medical regulators are making it hard for them to practice. Practically speaking, this makes participation a condition of employment. With the expansion of MAID to include people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and even mental health concerns, even more practitioners will be unable to comply. These healthcare professionals won’t block access to medical assistance in dying (MAID), but they will advocate for resources to help patients live with dignity and hope.

 Systems are already in place in Ontario for patients to access an assessment for MAID without requiring their healthcare professional to make arrangements. These systems are easy to use and regularly improving. It is possible to provide access to MAID while at the same time not forcing healthcare professionals to be involved.

Please write the Ontario government using the letter below to encourage them to create legislation to protect doctors, nurses and pharmacists so they can continue to care for patients.

Sign up below to send a letter to your elected representatives! The letter writing form will then appear, with your MPP selected based on the postal code you entered.

Your letter will be sent to leaders in the government of Ontario  including the Honourable Christine Elliott, the Minister of Health and Premier Doug Ford. The letter can be fully edited and personalized.

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