Death Panels are Alive

5 years ago Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 2
In a major medical center in California a 74-year-old patient who suffered a stroke had been in a coma and on a ventilator for one month. There were a variety of complications and comorbidities. According to his physicians the patient was not in a persistent vegetative state, but in a coma. The physicians recommended that Read More

Withdrawing Life Sustaining Treatment – Rasouli Decision: We don’t need permission to withdraw life sustaining care

7 years ago Bernard W Freedman, JD, MPH 0
    On December 22, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear the case of Cuthbertson and Rubenfeld versus Hassan Rasouli. The appellants, Drs. Brian Cuthbertson and Gordon Rubenfeld) are Mr. Rasouli’s physicians.    . The question before the court is whether physicians must seek approval from a legislatively created board of review before Read More