Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Decreasing Funding of Scientific Research in Canada

Dalhousie researchers reply to Tim Powers and the “Harper government war on science.”

The Multiple Meanings of Futility

Françoise Baylis explains several ways in which people who argue for the unilateral withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment use the term futility. 

Has the Supreme Court of Canada Done a Good Thing in Rasouli?

Pat Murphy and George C. Webster believe the SCC Rasouli decision  provides guidance for much needed public discourse.

Rasouli and the Elephant in the Room

Catherine Deans and Colleen Flood consider the impacts of what the Supreme Court avoided in the Rasouli decision.

A Win For Those Who Care For and About the Critically Ill in Canada

Jocelyn Downie responds to Arthur Schafer on the Rasouli decision.

Right-To-Die Ruling: Win for Families, Loss for Common Decency

Arthur Schafer argues the Supreme Court decision in Cuthbertson v. Rasouli ignores physician ethics and potential impacts on Canada’s health  care system.

The Supreme Court Decision in Rasouli

Jocelyn Downie explains what the Supreme Court of Canada did, and did not, decide in the case of Cuthbertson v. Rasouli.