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News Wrap-up (Nov 12)

News Wrap-up (Nov 12)

This post is a news wrap-up for the week of important stories from Canada and around the world. ANNOUNCEMENTS Please sign this petition calling on the House of Commons to: Restore the 10-day reflection period for people whose deaths have been determined to be...
COVID-19 and Palliative Sedation

COVID-19 and Palliative Sedation

A recent article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggested offering patients who are suffering from incurable COVID-19 symptoms the option of palliative sedation at the end of life (1).   What does palliative sedation involve? Is it ethically...
Ableism in a Pandemic

Ableism in a Pandemic

We’ve heard much about how Canada’s vulnerable sector is suffering under COVID-19 restrictions. The pain of residents of long-term care centres (LTC’s) leaps to mind. But what about people with disabilities?  “When the Prime Minister or premiers or others were...
Triage Protocol: Ontario COVID-19

Triage Protocol: Ontario COVID-19

Ontario Health is considering implementing a triage protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic to guide decisions on whom gets ICU treatment when the healthcare system is overwhelmed. This document is important to review since the triage protocol will reflect what kind of...