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An article in the November 4 issue of Maclean’s by Kate Lunau describes the conflict between doctors and families over pulling the plug on very ill patients. Lunau uses the Supreme Court’s Rasouli ruling, in which the justices decided that doctors do not have the unilateral right to withdraw life support from a patient, to explore issues around Ontario’s Consent and Capacity [...]

2013-10-29T12:20:07-04:00October 29, 2013|Soconvivium|

Canadian Supreme Court: doctor’s can’t pull plug without consent

This morning in a 5-2 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the right of a patient's family to make medical decisions, saying that doctor's can't end life support without consent. The National Post has the story. The Interim's coverage of the Rasouli case can be accessed here and Alex Schadenberg of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition has an extensive archive of Rasouli coverage. The [...]

2013-10-18T10:54:42-04:00October 18, 2013|Soconvivium|
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