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Rasouli Decision Imminent…

With the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Rasouli case only a day away, it is worth while reviewing some of the following resources to put the issue into context: 1. Hawryluck L, Sibbald R, Chidwick P. The Standard of Care and conflicts at the End of Life in critical care: Lessons from medical-legal crossroads and the role of a

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(soft) Medical Paternalism

Medical paternalism is commonly understood to indicate a physician’s telling patients what is good for them, without regard to the patient’s own needs and interests. In theory, the requirements of informed consent have obviated the concerns associated with such paternalism. However, to this day, compassionate caregivers often struggle to suppress their own judgements of what ‘is best’ for their

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