End of Life

99 articles:
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.

by Jennifer Im Leah Steinberg

Why Canadians deserve better, earlier palliative care

by Kieran Quinn Chris Yarnell Lindsay Melvin Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani

To Treat or Not To Treat? Immigrant Status and End-of-Life & Delirium Treatment in Palliative Care

by Kieran Quinn Michael Fralick James Downar Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani

Summer Replay: Calling Home – Accuracy of The Surprise Question, Medical Assistance in Dying, and SGLT2 Inhibitors & DKA

by Paul Adams

Palliative care can’t wait: what I wish I’d known as my wife was dying

In the four years I accompanied my wife Suzanne as she endured the diagnoses and treatment for breast cancer, the most shocking moment came just five days before she died.

by Kieran Quinn Michael Fralick James Downar Emily Hughes Sheliza Halani

Calling Home: Accuracy of The Surprise Question, Medical Assistance in Dying, and SGLT2 Inhibitors & DKA

by Vanessa Milne Christopher Doig Maureen Taylor

Combining organ donation and medical assistance in death: considering the ethical questions

by Michel Bilodeau

Governments shouldn’t force faith-based hospitals to perform medical assistance in dying

The government of Ontario’s decision to protect faith-based institutions makes a lot of sense. It is now up to government to ensure that all those in need have access to medically assisted death.

by Jocelyn Downie

Ontario’s faith-based exemptions allow and mask barriers to medical assistance in dying

The Ontario government is demonstrating it will privilege the interests of faith-based healthcare institutions at the expense of patients who, by definition, are experiencing enduring and intolerable suffering.

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