Monday, October 9, 2017

How Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Death 'Invites Coercion'

This article as originally published can be viewed here


Nearly 2,000 Canadians have taken their own lives with the help of doctors after the legalization of assisted suicide [and euthanasia] in the country. Apart from Canada, euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium, Colombia and Luxembourg. Sputnik discussed the controversial law with Margaret Dore, an attorney standing against euthanasia legalization in the US.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Update: Saskatchewan nurse fined $26,000 for Facebook complaint about seniors' care

Carolyn Strom, RN
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/health/saskatchewan-nurse-fined-26000-for-facebook-complaint-about-seniors-care-418702653.html

SASKATOON - A nurse who was found guilty of professional misconduct for criticizing the quality of care her grandparents received has been fined $26,000 by the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.

Carolyn Strom of Prince Albert, Sask., was brought before a disciplinary committee after posting comments on Facebook.

Strom said her grandfather spent a week in palliative care before he died, and both he and her grandmother had received ``sub-par care'' in a long-term care facility for many years.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ontario nursing home at heart of murder case cited for 'medication incidents'

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ontario-nursing-home-at-heart-of-murder-case-cited-for-medication-incidents-1.3279889


Inspection reports show an Ontario long-term care home where a former nurse is accused of killing seven seniors was taken to task by the province for dozens of "medication incidents" just before it was ordered to stop admitting patients.

The recently released reports, which are dated Jan. 24, indicate there were 41 drug-related incidents at the Caressant Care nursing home in Woodstock, Ont., between early August and late December of last year.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Nurse who vented about relative's care on social media found guilty of professional misconduct

Carolyn Strom - Don Healy, Regina Leader Post
http://www.mcknights.com/news/nurse-who-vented-about-relatives-care-on-social-media-found-guilty-of-professional-misconduct/article/577077/

December 06, 2016

A Canadian nurse who took to social media to air her frustrations over a relative's skilled nursing care has been found guilty of professional misconduct by a nursing organization.

Carolyn Strom, a registered nurse in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, posted on Facebook and Twitter in February 2015 to express concerns with the care her grandfather received at an Saskatchewan skilled nursing facility prior to his death. Strom, who did not work at the facility, advised the management to “get all your staff a refresher” on end-of-life care, CBC News reported on Saturday.