When push comes to shove, ethical decision-making and the last ventilator…September 22, 2009
A final word on pushing and shovingFebruary 18, 2010
One of the drawbacks of writing quickly is that you sometimes think of things later that you wanted to say — so here goes.
The Canada Health Act has “accessibility” as one of its key principles. The concept of accessibility is glossed to include “without discrimination on the basis of age, health status or financial circumstances.” But the Hamilton Health Sciences protocol certainly contains a criterion based on age, may contain one based on health status and also includes criteria related to ocuupation or role. Does this mean that the criteria are contrary to the Canada Health Act?