"Numerous attendees filed out of the session in silence, clutching handouts that described euthanasia protocols:
Administer this. If the patient is still breathing, administer that. If the patient’s heart is still beating, do this.We stood in small groups, hardly able to grasp what we were reading. This was so contrary to everything we had been taught and everything we believed. How could physicians have crossed this line? When did “above all do no harm” turn into an algorithm for death?"
Twenty-plus years later, Dr Kelsall is chilled once again when she receives similar advice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
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