end of life care

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 […]
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, […]