Clare Clark

As a retired medical professional I feel it is of utmost importance that medical personnel are given the right to practice within their belief system. I worked for most of my career in Long Term Care so experienced end of life situations with both patients and their families. I know I would not have been able to continue practicing if I had been forced to be complicit in for example, MAID. Our medical professionals and system are already stretched providing care for Alberta residents. There are personnel for whom this would not pose a dilemma, and MAID or other like requests however contrary to ‘ first do no harm’ could be accommodated without anyone being forced to comply with a policy. Personal beliefs should be respected and honoured rather than the physician being forced to compromise or leave the profession. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and feelings gleaned from a very long nursing career.

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