Monday, August 26, 2019

Canadian Healthcare system found it more convenient to kill a patient rather than provide home care.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Driector, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

Sean Tagert with his son
Sometimes an article builds interest. The article by Wesley Smith - Father with ALS Euthanized after being denied sufficient care in Canada, led to interviews with myself from other media. 

Purvash Jain from Medgazette 24 published this article Canadian Healthcare system found it more convenient to kill a patient than finding ways to serve him.

Jain explains that Sean Tagert (41) died by MAiD (euthanasia) on August 7, 2019 after being given the choice of paying $263.50 per day for his care, which he couldn't afford, or being institutionalized in the George Pearson Centre in Vancouver where he would have been provided with 24-hour residential care.

Tagert wanted to live but he decided that he could not afford the cost of home care and living in the institution in Vancouver was worse than death because he wouldn't be able to see his son, who lived in Powell River.

Alex Schadenberg
Jain stated:

The Executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, Alex Schadenberg said that when a person is refused necessary care, he might, out of despair, opt for euthanasia.
He had an idea this would happen and sadly, it did.
Jain concluded the article by stating:
If the system finds death as more efficient, then death it will be. Rather than finding measures for serving Tagert and his son, the health care system of Canada found it more convenient to kill him.
The death of Sean Tagert is the prime of example of what occurs when euthanasia is legalized. Death sometimes becomes the preferred option to life.