Coincident with the Optimist, Dec. 17 story, I received in the mail a solicitation for membership of the Delta Hospice Society.
I am a Christian and am aware of the extensive end of life discourse in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, however, we live and pay taxes in a multicultural society.
I suggest, therefore, that as long as any hospice receives public funds, it should provide end of life care to the full extent afforded under Canadian law. Since June 2016 this allows medical assistance in dying (MAID).
I will not contribute to the Delta Hospice Society if it refuses the removal of life support and medical assistance in dying to a cognitive, terminally-ill adult patient.
An independent hospice, (private buildings, payroll, utilities) should of course follow its own interests.