Nov 01, 2013

End-of-life decision clarified certain questions

Advocate Daily Post

On Oct. 18, 2013 the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in the Hassan Rasouli case, Cuthbertson v. Rasouli.

The physicians treating Rasouli, a patient in a persistent vegetative state since October 2010 after suffering an infection following brain surgery, were of the view that continuing life support would not provide any medical benefit to the patient and may cause him harm. They formed the opinion that all appropriate medical treatment for his condition had been exhausted.

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