Doctors must obtain the consent of patients or their families before deciding to turn off or withhold life-preserving treatments, Canada’s largest medical regulator says in a draft new policy that largely reshapes how end-of-life care is decided.
The blueprint, to be released officially Thursday, contrasts with the existing advice offered by Ontario’s College of Physicians & Surgeons — that doctors should avoid treatments they believe will be of no benefit or harmful to a gravely ill patient.
LONDON — The real War Horse has been revealed as a thoroughbred named Warrior, who became known to soldiers as “the horse the Germans could not kill.”
The successful children’s book War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, and the subsequent play and film, were works of fiction, but the daring exploits of Warrior were documented by his owner and rider, and have now led to the horse receiving the “animals’ VC.”
Professional wrestler Jim Hellwig, who went by the stage name The Ultimate Warrior, died at age 54 on Tuesday night. The night before his death, Hellwig returned to the WWE to give a speech on Monday Night Raw.
The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says the time may have come for the powerful doctors’ group to revisit its stance on euthanasia.
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti says more doctors appear ready to have the same frank conversation many Canadians are being forced to have, as baby boomers watch their parents’ end-of-life struggles, and consider their own future.
The organization officially opposes euthanasia and doctor-assisted suicide in a policy that has not been updated since 2007.
By FAF Research:I like to track prominent hedge fund holdings. In this article I analyze Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Capital holdings. Greenberg invests in companies with little competition, and places a great deal of emphasis on Return On Invested Capital (ROIC). The fund has a portfolio value of $1.6 billion and its 10 top holdings equal 90% of the whole portfolio, an evidence of Brave Warrior's focus on position concentration.
When Kelly McGonigal first told her audience that a belief in the harmful effects of stress — and not stress itself — was a serious health risk, many people laughed. But by the end of her talk, most of them were willing to accept that a change in their perception of stress rather than the elimination of it could save them from a premature death.