Health Ethics

January 22, 2019

Mature Minors and MAID

January 14, 2019

Advance Requests for Medical Aid in Dying

The Council of Canadian Academies was asked by the Federal Government to report on three areas of MAID legislation: Advance Requests, Mature Minors, and Where a […]
January 8, 2019

Dead Enough, Part 1.

Taquisha McKitty, the woman at the centre of legal challenges concerning the definition of death died (or maybe died again) on December 31st  2018.  Taquisha died, […]
February 23, 2017

Code Silver and ethical duties to care and protect

In 2015 the Ontario Hospital Association determined that hospitals should develop Code Silver policies to manage a response to an incident with a person with a […]
February 7, 2017

Health Care Consent Act and Wahl

Personal empowerment in health care – a response to: Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning, and Goals of Care Practice Tools: The Challenge to Get it […]
November 7, 2016

“Brain Death” and discontinuing “treatment.”

Sometimes it helps to have a quasi-judicial body say something that ought to be obvious.  The Consent and Capacity Board has released two rulings that make […]