Meet Amy de Schutter, a 29-year-old Belgian woman who has struggled with mental illness for half her life. After six diagnoses and years of treatment, nothing has relieved her psychological pain. She often tries to relieve her suffering through self-harm and has attempted suicide several times. She tells her psychiatrist and family she has lost the will to fight; she would like euthanasia.
Dr. Louis Roy, a palliative care physician, in Quebec City is one of few Quebec doctors to provide medical aid in dying. However, he wasn't always in support of the legislation ...
“Quality of life is whatever you say it is. It is by definition a personal thing.” In Road to Mercy, we meet Dr. Wendy Johnston, Professor of Neurology, and Medical Director at the University of Alberta’s ALS Clinic.
When Maureen Taylor’s husband, Dr. Donald Low (former infectious disease specialist and advocate for medical assisted dying) succumbed to brain cancer in 2013, she took up his cause – the fight for the right to die with dignity.