End of Life Issues – Hong Kong, France and Canada

Author(s): Patricia Tai*, Victor Lee, Krzisch Claude.

Journal Name: Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Volume 14 , Issue 2 , 2018

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Introduction: End of life care can be given in a home setting, dedicated palliative care ward in a hospital or hospice. Nowadays, increasing number of patients request to have euthanasia or Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in the world. Such care can be provided legally in Canada since 2016.

Conclusion: Different Canadian hospitals developed practical guidelines and procedures by 2017 already. Ramifications of MAID will be discussed in this review.

Keywords: Pattern of care, palliative care, euthanasia, medically assistance in dying, lung cancer, treatment, life support, ethics.

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2018
Page: [181 - 194]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1573394714666180208144537
Price: $58

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