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End of Life Issues – Hong Kong, France and Canada

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 2 ]


Patricia Tai*, Victor Lee and Krzisch Claude   Pages 181 - 194 ( 14 )


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.


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


Allan Blair Cancer Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, SK, Department of Clinical Oncology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pok Fu Lam, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Amiens Picardie, Amiens

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