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January 08th 2013:Euthanasia Prevention—What Family Caregivers Should Consider

Dr. Will Johnston has practiced family medicine for over 30 years. He’s Chair of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition of BC, www.epcbc.ca, . He describes his career and experience with family caregiving, and what led him to euthanasia prevention. He discusses the Coalition’s work and his work as Chair. He explains euthanasia and why what it implies needs to be discussed. He says what he sees as the most influential attitudes in society. He explains ‘state-sponsored suicide’, and why family caregivers should be aware of its implications. He advises family caregivers how to interpret physicians’

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Dr. Will Johnston

Dr. Will Johnston has practiced family medicine for over 30 years. His practice has included emergency room, obstetrics, and the full age range of general medical practice including care of older people. He has performed dozens of legal competency assessments, a task which has increased his familiarity with various aspects of elder abuse. He became concerned about the dangers of assisted suicide and euthanasia in 1990. He debated this topic with Dr. Jack Kevorkian on CBC television in 1993. He has since become more concerned by warning signs that all is not well in those few jurisdictions which permit assisted suicide and euthanasia. He is keen to warn those who wish to preserve their autono
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