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Catherine Vautrin receives The world within the giant paneled workplace of the Hôtel du Châtelet, rue de Grenelle, in 7e district of Paris, this Thursday, April 4. When all of a sudden the Minister of Labor, Health and Solidarity mentions this recommendation, in 2004, from Jean-Louis Borloo – himself then Minister of Labor – to the younger Secretary of State that she was: “I remember, I was on the corner of the sofa when he said to me: “You are going to play a match. The only thing you don't know is when the end will be whistled. So you better have played the match to the fullest.” »

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Twenty years later, and three months after her entry into authorities in January, Catherine Vautrin is getting ready to play a decisive match for the second five-year time period of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, pushed by the ambition to make sure entry help in dying within the legislation. An element she is aware of is excessive danger.

The kick-off takes place this Wednesday, April 10. Catherine Vautrin presents the invoice to the Council of Ministers regarding assist for the sick and the tip of life, which might be examined within the National Assembly from May 27.

For greater than a yr and a half, the Head of State has performed all the things potential to make sure that what he considers to be voted for “a law of progress”. Its ambition is to forestall the controversy from igniting. “I'm pretty sure of the path we're taking. So my hand does not tremble, he confided, on March 10, to Release and to The cross. This law is necessary because there are cases that we cannot humanly accept in our country today, which cause families, patients, medical teams to suffer. »

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For societal reform to be included in his balance sheet, Emmanuel Macron and his government must still escape a trial: that of opening the way to assisted dying, failing to be able to offer to patients who are receiving palliative care. Aware of the risk and to avoid this reproach, the President of the Republic accompanied the bill with a ten-year plan for the development of care that soothes physical and psychological pain, which he renamed “supportive care”.

“Strict conditions” for entry to assisted dying

Catherine Vautrin will commit, on Wednesday, a particular communication to this “ten-year strategy” of which sure measures are built-in into the invoice. “The problem is there, she confided in an interview with WorldApril 6: earlier than entry to assisted dying is opened, we could have already elevated the provide of palliative care, as a result of our technique is, inside ten years, to provide a robust impetus, and this, from the subsequent three years . »

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