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What is the difference between suicide and medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada?
|people thinking about suicide do not actually want to die, they want the pain of living to end||hastens death for people in irremediable circumstances whose death is reasonably foreseeable|
|often carried out alone and in secrecy, leaving loved ones with devastating grief and a legacy of pain||involves decision-making by medical personnel and the option to involve loved ones|
|often violent and carried out by people do not enter and or are misunderstood by the medical system||non-violent medical intervention|
|with appropriate support and care, recovery is possible||increased palliative care can help ease the suffering of dying, though death remains reasonably foreseeable|