Health Ethics

November 14, 2019

“Dead Enough” more on Taquisha McKitty, Part 2.

In October the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in the McKitty v. Hayani case. McKitty v. Hayani, 2019 ONCA 805 http://www.ontariocourts.ca/decisions/2019/2019ONCA0805.pdf Despite the fact […]
November 8, 2019

More on Wawrzyniak v Livingstone 2019 ONSC 4900 (Can LII), Part 2.

Some of the key features of the judgment are as follows:   DNR, standards of care and consent The judgment turns on consent, and the consent […]
October 30, 2019

Significant Recent development on No-CPR or No-DNR, Wawrzyniak v Livingstone, Part 1.

In August 2019 the Ontario Superior Court released its judgment in the case of Wawrzyniak v Livingstone, https://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2019/2019onsc4900/2019onsc4900.html The events at the heart of this story […]
June 11, 2019
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/euthanasia-by-organ-donation-should-we-allow-doctors-to-retrieve-peoples-organs-while-theyre-still-alive
June 11, 2019
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/lhsc-purple-armband-10000-patients-1.5160439  
January 29, 2019

Purple armbands necessary to protect nurses union head says

Purple armbands necessary? “A London, Ont. hospital policy that flags patients with a history of violence or the potential for violence is necessary to keep workers safe, […]