Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Grim Wiebe

From the Globe and Mail:
"Dr. Wiebe is the Vancouver physician who this week oversaw the first court-sanctioned physician-assisted death in the country."
The Globe calls Dr. Wiebe a "trailblazer", a "public service pioneer", "courageous" with "immense compassion" and "a deep understanding of the human condition."

Interesting adjectives for a doctor who makes a living in ending the life of the very young, the old and the sick.

Some background on Dr. Ellen Wiebe:

Dr. Wiebe recently opened up a new clinic along with other like minded doctors to "help" people who wish to have doctor assisted death: Hemlock Aid in Dying (750 W Broadway #1017,Vancouver, British Columbia).

It is conveniently located next door to Dr. Wiebe's other place of business where she performs medical abortions: Willow Women’s Clinic, (Suite 1013 – 750 West Broadway),

It seems that salaries for abortion doctors are quite lucrative. While the average salary of a GP is $275,058 (Ref: The Medical Post, Vol 52 No 2 February 16, 2016, Page 14.), Dr. Wiebe has been earning about one million a year (Ref: MSC Financial Statement (Blue Book)) for the last number of years*.

Back in 2001, Dr. Wiebe was in charge of clinical trials for RU-486, which has now been approved in Canada. During those trials a woman died after taking the drug. At the time Dr. Wiebe told the Catholic Register
that a specific decision was made to not inform the women about the drug manufacturer's warning.”
And Dr. Wiebe is now giving webinars on assisted death:
“The BC Pharmacy Association is pleased to announce a free webinar featuring Dr. Ellen Wiebe, who will be speaking about how physicians and pharmacists can work together in providing assisted death to patients. Dr. Wiebe, a Vancouver family physician who enabled a patient to access physician assisted death after a court approval last week, will be sharing her story on this case. This webinar provides an opportunity to talk about the issues raised because of this court case and the important issues facing interprofessional collaboration that came to light afterwards.” 

Remember when doctors used to be healers?

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2015 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth............................... 951,037.80 
2014 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ............................ 1,062,590.49
2013 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth............................... 1,065,980.97 
2012 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth............................... 1,013,016.22
2011 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth............................... 955,546.17
2010 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ............................... 932,935.30 
2009 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ............................... 784,749.02 
2008 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth........................... 704,824.53 
2007 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ............................... 631,264.58 
2006 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ........................... 548,520.41 
2005 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth........................... 467,615.22
2004 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ........................... 375,626.95
2003 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth ............................... 417,439.83 
2002 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth .............................. 392,353.01
2001 Wiebe, Ellen Ruth.............................. 380,583.09

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