Update: The Supreme Court Ruling on Physician-Assisted Death

May 2015
Canadian Nurse;May2015, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses the Canadian Supreme Court's exception ruling that physician-assisted death (PAD) for a consenting person with an intolerable medical condition is legal as of May 2015. Topics covered include the need for nurses to maintain their professional standards of practice, the legal implications if nurses are ordered to implement PAD, and the nurses' own ethical discernment on the matter. Also mentioned is the need for nurses to document the end-of-life decisions of patients.


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