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Euthanasia for a Bedsore?

How can a bedsore from a hospital visit lead to a successful request for euthanasia? That’s the story of Normand Meunier whose arms and legs are paralyzed. After he entered hospital northwest of Montreal for a respiratory issue in January 2024, he ended up with a severe bedsore. Eventually, fearing he would be “a burden,” he chose death instead of continued treatment for the sore. Now, Quebec’s coroner has opened an official inquiry into the case. Hit play below to listen as Rebecca Vachon, Health Program Director at Cardus, discusses the issue on Montreal’s CJAD radio.

June 28, 2024

How can a hospital bedsore lead to a successful request for euthanasia?