Physician-assisted death:  Where do we go from here?

Physician-assisted death: Where do we go from here?

“A step toward kindness,” so one daily newspaper chose to headline the Supreme Court’s unanimous decision to open the way for the decriminalization of physician-assisted death (although the ruling would only come into effect after 12 months in order to allow the government to rewrite the Criminal Code). The words are actually the response of the daughter of the late Gillian Bennet, the 84-year-old who wanted to die “on her own terms and in her own time” once she had become incapacitated either in mind or in body.