“Ladies and Gentlemen, protect vulnerable people”

TRIBUNE – While the examination of the bill on the end of life begins this Monday in the National Assembly, several caregiver organizations are calling on deputies to hear their voices, and not to adopt a text which, as it stands, would upset in depth medical practice.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today you are beginning the examination of a bill which could radically modify the support of people at the end of life, care practices and collective representations of care. The text proposed to you is in profound contrast to the realities that we, nurses, psychologists, doctors, experience on a daily basis with the people we care for. It is also very out of step with the promises made in recent months.

We were assured of an exceptional law, which would not neither a right nor a freedom » but would only concern a few people in rare situations of great suffering. The project adopted by the special commission is on the contrary a model whose objective, assumed by the voters, is the possibility of access to induced death, assisted by caregivers, in the broadest medical situations, including those which leave hope for several years of life.

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