The End-of-Life Convention is organized by the Economic, Social, and Environmental Council.
The Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Case) announced this Tuesday, October 25 the launch of the draw of 150 French people brought to debate for several months on a possible legislative change on the end of life.
A first step. This Tuesday, the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (Case) announced the start of the draw for 150 French people whose role will be to debate a possible change in end-of-life legislation. The interest should continue until early December, a few days before the start of the end-of-life convention which will end next March.
The Case formalized this announcement via Twitter, adding in passing a quote from Claire Khoury, the president of the Governance Committee, aimed at detailing the panel chosen for the draw. “The challenge is to bring together a diversity of profiles, a mini France which can debate in a demanding, peaceful way”, explained the latter in particular in an interview granted to Franceinfo .
In fact, the latter will have to answer this question: “Is the end-of-life support framework adapted to the different situations encountered, or should any changes be introduced? At the end of the debates, the government could modify the Claeys-Leonetti law on medical support at the end of life. Deemed possible under strict conditions by the Ethics Committee, “active assistance in dying” could thus be legalized after the convention.
HOW DOES THE DRAW TAKE PLACE?
Conducted by the Harris Interactive Institute, the draw will be based on telephone lists provided by telecommunications operators. This will select a representative sample of 150 French people according to their age, sex, region of origin, residence, level of education, and socio-professional category.
The Case has promised to pay “particular attention to the most precarious public and to overseas, whose recruitment may prove more difficult”. However, the religion and personal experience of those selected, namely whether or not they have been confronted with the end of the life of a loved one, will not be taken into account.