We have blogged in the past about the Carter decision and end of life care and the importance of ensuring your family know your wishes with regards to end of life decisions.
The government of Ontario has recently put out a survey on Doctor-assisted dying and end-of-life decisions to help inform the province’s approach to the sensitive and complex topic of end of life discussions as well as future laws and policies.
The survey can be found here.
After some general demographic questions, the survey asks questions about a person’s familiarity with terms such as palliative care, end-of-life care and advanced care planning as well as who they discuss end-of-life issues with (family, friends, doctors, lawyers etc.) and whether they support being able to choose how they manage their end of life care.