Can we die? The seriously ill need clarity

by Jocelyn Downie and Jennifer Chandler, The Conversation, 24 April 2018

Not surprisingly, as the legislation has been implemented in Canada since June 2016, there has been considerable variability in the interpretation of “reasonably foreseeable” by doctors and nurse practitioners.

Some appear to have interpreted it to mean “death expected within 12 months” or in the “near future.” Some have interpreted it to mean “anticipated survival of as much as 10 years.” Others have decided it does not require a prognosis as to any specific length of time.

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