TITLE

Legal ambiguities surround authority to make end-of-life decisions

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/12/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 10, pE617
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the legal issue concerning end-of-life decision by physicians. It cites an informal survey of Canadian case law which examines a dispute between physicians Brian Cuthbertson and Gordon Rubenfeld at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario and the family of Iranian mechanical engineer Hassan Rasouli, who has been in a coma since October 2010. It notes that the physicians want to withdraw the life support of Rasouli but the patient's family refused their consent.
ACCESSION #
64594706

 

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