Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Euthanasia doctor cleared of wrong-doing for sneaking into Jewish care home to euthanize resident.

Alex Schadenberg
Executive Director - Euthanasia Prevention Coalition

Louis Brier Care Home
In January 2018, an Orthodox Jewish Care Home filed a complaint against euthanasia doctor, Ellen Wiebe, for sneaking into the Home and killing a resident which was against the policy of the Louis Brier Home in Vancouver.
Kelly Grant, the Globe and Mail health reporter, in writing about Ellen Wiebe being cleared of wrong doing stated:
In a letter dated July 5, 2019, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia (CPSBC) dismissed an official complaint against Ellen Wiebe, saying the Vancouver doctor did not break any of the regulator’s rules when she helped Barry Hyman, 83, die inside the Louis Brier Home and Hospital. 
“The committee determined... that the patient had consented and that Dr. Wiebe had met all requirements for provision of MAiD,”
Grant wondered if this decision may affect other religious hospitals and nursing homes. She wrote:
The CPSBC decision is believed to mark the first time that a medical regulator has weighed in on the thorny question of whether doctors could be professionally punished for defying the wishes of a faith-based health-care facility in order to fulfill those of a patient eligible for a medically assisted death. 
However, the self-regulating colleges in each province – all of which have the power to grant and revoke medical licences – generally keep their decisions secret unless they send a case to a formal disciplinary hearing.
Grant reported that the Louis Brier home criticized the decision and changed their rules to prevent similar situations:
David Keselman, the chief executive officer of Louis Brier, criticized the college’s decision and said his organization has tightened its credentialing and privileging process to prevent others from following Dr. Wiebe’s example. 
“I think [the college] disregarded many of the elements that were in the complaint,” Mr. Keselman said, stressing how upsetting it was to learn afterward that a doctor had managed to sneak into the home without staff’s permission. 
“We have quite a number of Holocaust survivors in the building. This is a huge concern … as this came out, it created a very significant level of anxiety and chaos, specifically for those individuals," Mr. Keselman said.
One goal of the euthanasia lobby is to force religiously affiliated health care institutions to allow MAiD (euthanasia) on their premises. 

Euthanasia activist and academic, Jocelyn Downie, has been pressuring St Martha's hospital in Antigonish Nova Scotia to permit euthanasia on their premises because they are the only hospital in the region.


Voice of Gone Ballistic said...

Mr. Hyman wanted to die in his home. I thought we had the right to die where we want.

Gill said...

If these patients insist on being euthanized they can go home, family's home or to a non religious hospital. It is an invasion to sneak into a private facility and perform an act that they are vehemently against.

Number Nine said...

Every Doctor should be ashamed of this so-called "good death". This was an injustice for the resident who was killed also. He bought into the lie that he and his life no longer mattered.

Number Nine

Alex Schadenberg said...

Dear Gill:

The Louis Brier Home was his home nonetheless, Dr Wiebe crossed the line. By injecting Mr Hyman at Louis Brier, that also infringed upon the security of other persons who also live their. The fact is that killing is always wrong but inflicting death in a place where people who have survived the holocaust reside is cruel.

Katedee said...

We do not have rights to do what ever we want when are voluntarily living somewhere that states it does not allow anyone to be intentionally killed. If it so important to die then he could have gone somewhere else. How selfish suicide is to all, now a state agency has declared they have the right to dictate a care centers policy. This is just one more step in getting rid of God the creator of life. The next step is they will demand there be a death councillor on site who sill no doubt council on death

Agi nurse said...

PM. You have a right to die, but you do not have a right to die in an institution that does not share your views on euthanasia. As you want people to respect your views on euthanasia, you must respect those who disagree. If he wanted it that badly his family could have had him over at one of their homes and invite Doctor death there.

Debb said...

This is the beginning of a slippery slope where people who DO NOT want to be killed will be forced to do so. People who are mentally ill, physically ill with "no hope of getting better" and others will be pressured into assisted suicide. This is already happening just hidden.

This gentleman survived the Holocaust! He was a survivor! He was in a facility that did not allow doctor assisted suicide and the doctor broke the rules. She should be punished!

EVERY life is precious and should be cherished!

Unknown said...

Voice of Gone Ballistic,
The Louis Brier Home was not this man's private residence. Apparently he paid a monthly fee to live there and for meals and any personal/nursing care he required. If he owned or rented an apartment or condo in a retirement community with a separate private entrance that might be different, especially if the community permitted euthanasia on its premises.