Ralph Lewis


Dr. Ralph Lewis is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, a psycho-oncology consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto, and an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lewis is the author of the forthcoming book Finding Purpose in a Godless World—Why We Care Even If The Universe Doesn’t. He lives with his wife and children in Toronto.

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by Ralph Lewis

Depression and MAID: Terminally ill patients are often depressed. But that doesn’t mean they’re incompetent.

Depression biases a person’s outlook, but bias is not the same as mental incompetence. Doctors must balance protecting patients in vulnerable mental states from exercising poor judgment against respecting their autonomy.

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