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The Three Main Arguments in British Columbia’s Right to Die Case

January 25, 2013

The following analysis simplifies existing laws and the BC claim. The full claim filed by BC Civil Liberties, as well ...

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Stroke victim’s wife fights physicians to keep him on artificial life support

January 25, 2013

As Dennis Daye lay unconscious in Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Tuesday, his wife and physician sat in a hospital ...

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Counterpoint, Opinion: Legalizing assisted suicide wrong and dangerous

January 23, 2013

MONTREAL — At the entry to Paris’s oldest hospital, the Hôtel Dieu, are these words: “To cure occasionally, ...

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Patient Rights – Dying with Dignity

January 23, 2013

Old age is the time of life when your Wild Oats turn into All Bran. Canada recently passed a milestone of old age. For ...

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A Guide to End-of-Life Care for Seniors

January 11, 2013

Canada's rapidly aging population has sparked a substantial increase in the number of health care and social service ...

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Ask a Doctor: Pain Management in End-of-Life Care

January 11, 2013

Mrs. K. is a 55 year-old woman, married with two teenager daughters. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago. ...

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Hospice Society President and Director Discuss Need for Advanced Care Planning

January 11, 2013

As the Rasouli case is heard in the Supreme Court of Canada this week, some critical questions have surfaced over the ...

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Rasouli case chance for Supreme Court to put forward guidelines on end-of-life treatment

January 11, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada heard the case of Toronto patient Hassan Rasouli Monday, which centres on the complex and ...

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Home-care program a win-win situation

January 8, 2013

Cuts stress for patients, saves hospital resources Don Miller is grateful for each day he and his wife Terry can live ...

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Among Doctors, Fierce Reluctance to Let Go

January 8, 2013

The conversation took place two years ago, but Dr. Daniel Matlock still recalls it quite vividly. You tend to remember ...