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1. True or False. If you decide not to accept a course of treatment recommended by a doctor, the doctor has the right to end their relationship with you and you will need to look elsewhere for medical care.
2. A hospital has the right to ignore an Advance Care Directive or the instructions of a Substitute Decision Maker if measures are required to save a patient's life.
C. Yes, unless the patient is in palliative care and has signed a Do Not Resucitate order.
3. True or False. A hospital or medical facility cannot allow a patient to stop eating and drinking because under the Canadian Charter of Rights every Canadian is entitled to the basic necessities of life which include the right to food and drink.
4. True or False. Patients must sometimes experience uncontrolled pain at end of life, even if they are asking for further pain medication, if they are at risk for addiction or if an increase in their medication would likely lead to death through respiratory failure.
5. True or False. I have an Advance Care Directive.
6. True or False. I have named a Substitute Decision Maker and have discussed my beliefs, values and wishes with them.
7. When was suicide legalized in Canada?
D. Suicide is not legal in Canada
8. True or False. There are seven jurisdictions in the world where appropriately-regulated, medically-assisted dying is legal.
9. True or False. One of the biggest problems with choice in dying is that it erodes the trust between a patient and his or her Doctor.
10. True or False. Sue Rodriguez lost her appeal for medically assisted dying to the Supreme Court of Canada because they ruled she should not have the right to die.