Physicians appeal Rasouli ruling to Supreme Court

Kondro, Wayne
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, pE1056
Academic Journal
The article reports that Brian Cuthbertson and Gordon Rubenfeld, Ontario physicians, appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a ruling that life support cannot be withdrawn without the consent of a substitute decision-maker in the case of their patient Hassan Rasouli. The author states that the physicians argue that the lower courts misapplied the law of informed consent. He notes that Justices Michael Moldaver and Janet Simmons ruled that the consent of Rasouli's wife is required.


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