Canadian man calls physician-assisted death his ‘beacon of hope’

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  • Physician-assisted suicide, known in Canada as medical assistance in dying, was legalized in 2016. But the law does not allow “advance requests,” which would allow someone to set out in advance the terms for their physician-assisted suicide, to be acted on after that person has lost decision-making capacity. That leaves Ron Posno, who suffers from mild cognitive impairment – sometimes a precursor to dementia – excluded from the law. Read more: Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube:

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