Hospice and palliative care.Toronto -- A discussion paper pre pared by the Canadian Hospital and Palliative Care palliative care (paˑ·lē·ā·tiv kerˑ),
n an approach to health care that is concerned primarily with attending to physical and emotional comfort rather Association is being circulated and discussed with respect to euthanasia and assisted suicide assisted suicide: see euthanasia. . The Catholic Civil Rights League of Canada (CCRL CCRL Cement and Concrete Reference Laboratory
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When a person is not expected to live more than 12 months.
Any gifts given out by the afflicted person at this time may be considered as a dispersion of the estate rather than a gift. or disabled persons," according to a news update from the CCRL.
The president of the Windsor-Essex chapter of the CCRL met with the local hospice organization, which insisted that it was "unthinkable that the hospice organization would change its traditional, unconditional opposition to active euthanasia" (CCRL news update, Feb. 16, 2007).
Members of the CCRL and others are encouraged to contact their local hospices and other care associations, to discuss this respect for life issue (www.ccrl.ca).