Medically-assisted suicide sparks scandal at Canadian Jewish elderly home

A Jewish elder-care home in British Columbia, Canada, has accused Dr. Ellen Wiebe, who specializes in medically-assisted suicides, of “sneaking in and killing someone,” according to a report in the Times Colonist on Sunday.

Vancouver’s Louis Brier Nursing Home discovered that Wiebe, who runs Hemlock Aid to provide medical assistance in dying, had aided in the voluntary death of one of their patients without consulting the home. The home accused Wiebe of “borderline unethical” behavior in assisting in the death of Barry Hyman, and has filed a complaint to the College of Physicians and Surgeons about her conduct.

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