The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently ruled on a case involving an Alzheimer’s patient and her ability to give consent. It looked at a number of questions that will be raised as Canadians come to grips with the recent Carter decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (Carter v. Canada (Attorney … [Read more...]
Bench Press 38-2: Life and Death: Who Has the Final Say?
The doctors of a Toronto man who has been unconscious and on life support since 2010 want to cease active treatment and provide him with palliative care. They believe that he has no realistic chance of recovery. His family disagrees. Mr. Rasouli’s wife is his substitute decision-maker and she … [Read more...]