Monday, March 29, 2010

A Voice OF Reason In A Sea Of Canadian Pro-Deathers

Well, a voice of reason in Canada. Who knew?
End of life: Who should decide to stop treatment?
The doctor for a dying Jewish man at the heart of an emotional court battle has spoken out about the case for the first time, calling for a public inquiry to help clear up the growing debate over who should decide the care of gravely ill patients.
Dr. Joel Zivot suggests in a journal article that it is wrong to give physicians the final say over whether to halt life-extending treatment of such patients, and argues that ICU doctors are in a conflict of interest, since they both try to save people and provide palliative care when they consider treatment hopeless. more

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