Health Care Post Rasouli Case - Who Decides End of Life? (RECORDING) 

Dec. 17, 2013
Online

Co-presented by CBA's National Elder Law Section and National Health Law Section

Hassan Rasouli went into a Toronto hospital for brain surgery nearly three years ago, contracted an infection and has been in a coma ever since. His doctors wanted to take him off life support. The Rasouli family said no, believing there were signs of possible recovery. But medical professionals felt they should have the final say in end-of-life decisions. Whose life is it?

The matter of Cuthbertson et al and Rasouli et al was heard at the Supreme Court of Canada on December 10, 2012. There were 9 interveners in addition to the parties. The courtroom was packed. The SCC rendered its decision on October 18, 2013.

This webinar will be a discussion of the decision in this case and its implications for patients, health professionals, and the health system.

Moderators:
Martina Munden, Patterson Law
Judith A. Wahl, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

Speakers:
Jocelyn Downie, Schulich School of Law - Dalhousie University
Mark Handelman, Whaley Estate Litigation
Harry Underwood, Polley Faith LLP

 

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    FORMAT
    Recording

    COST
    CBA members: $125 
    Non-members: $250 
    Plus applicable taxes

    MEMBER GROUP RATE
    $1,500 
    Plus applicable taxes

 

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