Dr. Joyce Barrett died on January 18, 2014.
Dr. Joyce Barrett graduated from University of Toronto's medical school in 1968. She did a rotating junior year at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto and then moved to Peterborough in 1970. She set up a family practice which was a source of great joy and eventually did nothing but obstetrics, with a big interest in VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Caesarian) and home birth. Dr. Barrett is very active in the Peterborough community for a number of social justice causes.
I feel that medically assisted dying should be part of complete palliative care. I think that it is an option that should be available to dying patients who request it.