TITLE

Discontinuing life support in comatose patients: an example from Canadian case law

AUTHOR(S)
Godlovitch, Glenys; Mitchell, Ian; Doig, Christopher James
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/26/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 9, p1172
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a legal case on discontinuing life support on a comatose patient in the Canadian setting. Appointment of a public guardian for comatose patient Robert Kenneth Durksen under the Canadian Dependent Adults Act; Decision of Durksen's family and common-law partner to discontinue his life support; Judgment of the court on the case.
ACCESSION #
16748328

 

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