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March 17, 2020

Trust

Trust None of us is in a position to “know” all of the things we might want or need to know in order to make decisions […]
March 17, 2020

The Duty to Provide Care

The Duty to Provide Care A pandemic situation presents unprecedented challenges as organizations prepare to meet unforeseen demands and challenges and as individuals face their own […]
March 17, 2020

Tragic Triage

Tragic Triage, Thinking About – and Planning for the Unthinkable.   What if… What if we don’t manage to “flatten the curve?”  What if the health […]
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 […]