Law & Governance, 15(1) May 2011

Healthcare Ethics

Physician Perspectives on Legal Processes for Resolving End-of-Life Disputes     

Paula Chidwick and Robert Sibbald

Abstract

[This article was originally published in Healthcare Quarterly 14(2)]

In order to understand how to effectively approach end-of-life disputes, this study surveyed physicians' attitudes towards one process for resolving end-of-life disputes, namely, the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario. In this case, the process involved examining interpretation of best interests between substitute decision-makers and medical teams.

 

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