John Dale, MD, graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and from Cambridge University (Polar Studies).
He has lived in Canada, working mainly as a GP, since 1970. He is the author of three books, including a memoir about his experiences as a flying doctor in the Canadian Arctic (sold well) and two on philosophy (didn't sell at all well!). He qualified as a Commercial Pilot and ran a couple of aviation businesses and retired from flying 5 years ago after
3,200 hours all over Canada, USA and Alaska.
He was a GP and Occupational Physician in Nelson, B.C., where he now lives in retirement running a DIY Bio Lab for a hobby.
I have always been upset by the lack of dignity afforded to patients with terminal illnesses in terms of their own desires. I have long supported Dignitas in Switzerland and would not hesitate to utilize their services personally if needed. I believe open discussions on medically assisted dying are long overdue.