Landmark Victory Prevents Doctors from Unilaterally Removing Patient’s Life Support

By Dave Andrusko Described as “perhaps the most significant end-of-life decision ever made by a Canadian court,” Ontario’s top court has affirmed a lower court opinion that doctors may not unilaterally remove life support, including food and fluids, from patients against the family’s wishes. The case of Hassan Rasouli v. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is …

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Victory for Individual rights – Doctors must obtain consent before withdrawing life-sustaining treatment

Editor’s note. This appears on the fine blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. For more on the case see “Landmark Victory Prevents Doctors from Unilaterally Removing Patient’s Life Support.” The Rasouli family and the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) have won a precedent setting decision in the Court of Appeal for …

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Potentially Precedent-Setting Withdrawal of Treatment Case to be Heard by Canadian Court Today

By Dave Andrusko Last month we ran a column about a potentially precedent setting case in Canada with possible implications for the United States in light of the passage of ObamaCare. The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition (EPC) had been granted intervener status in the Rasouli v. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre case that will decide whether doctors …

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The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition seeks intervener status in court case about who has the right to decide when to stop life support

Editor’s note. This first appeared yesterday on the fine blog of Alex Schadenberg, executive director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition at http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.com. Rasouli v. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a potentially precedent-setting Canadian case with possible implications for the United States in light of the passage of ObamaCare. In Canada all health care funding goes …

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