Indigenous input missing from end-of-life care discussion: professor – BC Catholic

October 07, 2021

As far as Canada’s political parties and medical establishment are concerned, the euthanasia debate is over. The Supreme Court of Canada, Parliament, and the Canadian Medical Association have pronounced their final words on the subject.

But more than 630 Indigenous nations across Canada, plus the Métis and the Inuit, haven’t even been asked, says Dr. Carrie Bourassa, scientific director of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health and a professor at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine.

“Indigenous communities have to have their own discussions about it. I don’t think we’ve been able to have those kinds of discussions,” said Bourassa.

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