The Right to Choose: The Psychiatric Patient and Medical Aid-in-Dying

Knio, Laila

With the increasing legalization of MAiD across the world, the question of whether psychiatric patients with refractory mental illness should have access to this health service is a topic of ethical debate. Even so, with present-day autonomy encouragement, and the right to die, a psychiatric diagnosis should never automatically preclude a patient from making decisions about their treatment, including the use of MAiD.


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August 29, 2022


End-of-Life care, Capacity, Medical Aid-in-Dying, Advanced directives, Physician-Assisted Suicide