In February 2020, a ruling by Federal Constitutional Court abolished Section 217 of German Penal Code, which made assisted suicide a punishable offense. In Canada, possibility of assisted dying has already existed for 5 years. But what does this actually mean? What are (intended and unintended) psychological and social consequences of such an opening to assisted suicide, as seen in Canada? What can German legislation learn from Canadian experiences and observations? se and many other questions were addressed in the June 9, 2021 symposium, hosted by GIPPEC and the Centre for Palliative Medicine, University of Cologne in Germany.
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