Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lamb Case Gives Feds Second Bite

To view the article as published, click here.

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has rejected a bid for a speedier trial in a constitutional challenge to the country's assisted dying law.
The B.C. Civil Liberties Association had asked the court to prevent the federal government from reintroducing evidence on issues that had already been decided in Carter v. Canada, the case that led to the legalization of assisted dying in Canada.

Lawyers with the BCCLA told reporters outside court that while the decision is unfortunate, they still expect the challenge to be successful.

"We succeeded in defeating the government's arguments in the Carter case and we will succeed in defeating them the second time around."

Monday, October 9, 2017

How Legalization of Doctor-Assisted Death 'Invites Coercion'

Radio Sputnik. The 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.

Canada adopted a law permitting medically assisted suicide [and euthanasia in 2016] and since then doctor-assisted deaths have accounted for 1 percent of all deaths in the country.

Friday, August 18, 2017

In Oregon, Other Suicides Have Increased With Legalization of Assisted Suicide

By Margaret K. Dore, Esq.

Since the passage of Oregon’s law allowing physician-assisted suicide, other suicides in Oregon have steadily increased. This is consistent with a suicide contagion in which the legalization of physician-assisted suicides has encouraged other suicides. In Oregon, the financial and emotional impacts of suicide on family members and the broader community are devastating and long-lasting.[1]

Friday, April 7, 2017

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

Carolyn Strom, RN

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'

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.