Should advance requests to medically assisted death be legal?
A person who is brain dead often does not appear dead. Their heart can still be beating and their chest may rise and fall. These behaviours raise the question, when should a personally be legally dead?
The term "proposed representative" is not in most people's vocabulary, and doesn't need to be. But if you are a family caregiver and the term arises, chances are there is a conflict about who makes health care decisions for a loved one.
With the holidays comes an opportunity to spend time with family and check on how loved ones are doing. As our relatives age or enter new stages of life, some of them may face health challenges we only discover when we visit in person.
The Ontario government introduced a new bill (“Bill 160, Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients Act, 2017″) that, if passed, would create a variety of changes within our health care system
This blog reviews – and strongly endorses – two of those recommendations made by the Law Commission of Ontario relating to powers of attorney.
On December 7, 2016 the Ontario government introduced Bill 84, Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016 to fill some gaps that were outside Parliament’s authority to legislate.