The problem of late-stage consent in Assisted Dying

Assisted-dying law in Canada requires the person to be alert and able to provide consent just before their death. The Government of Canada website on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) says, You must be able to give informed consent both: at the time of your request immediately before medical assistance in dying is provided This seemingly... Continue Reading →

Not For this and Not For that: emphasising the positive in care for the elderly

It is a sad truth that we sometimes spend as much time deciding what not to do when treating elderly patients as we do determining what options are appropriate. The early part of each admission is straightforward enough – we take a history, perform an examination, form a list of possible diagnoses and initiate treatment... Continue Reading →

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