Assisted Suicide (Federal Issue)

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1. who

1.1. federal government

1.2. people of Canada

1.3. Justin Trudeau

2. what

2.1. the suicide of a patient suffering from an incurable disease, effected by the taking of lethal drugs provided by a doctor for this purpose

3. when

3.1. has been legal in the Province of Quebec since June 5, 2014

3.2. legal in the entire country in June 2016 after new legislation is passed in Parliament

4. where

4.1. Canada

4.1.1. Quebec as of 2014

5. how

5.1. Netherlands, a physician administers a combination of drugs either through an IV needle or by mouth. (The Quebec approach, in which a physician must be present, is partly based on the Netherlands model.)

5.2. U.S. state of Oregon, a doctor writes a prescription for the patient who can then pick up the oral medication at a local pharmacy. The patient is basically in control and decides when and where to take the lethal dose (100 or more capsules) that is mixed into a sweet drink such as juice, to mask the bitter taste

6. why

6.1. to end prolonged suffering

7. sources

7.1. http://www.virtualhospice.ca/en_US/Main+Site+Navigation/Home/Topics/Topics/Decisions/Physician_Assisted+Suicide+and+Euthanasia_+Introduction.aspx

7.2. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health-advisor/how-does-assisted-dying-work/article29572737/