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UNDER REVIEW - The following three cases are under review (5.1 / 5.2 / 5.4) in light of the Supreme Court decision in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5. (Date: 2015/02/06).

This section reviews the ethics of withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment; provides an appropriate clinical response to patients or families who express interest in euthanasia or assisted suicide; discusses the concept of brain death as it is used to diagnose death.


5.1 Appropriate Use of Life-Sustaining Treatments

5.4 Diagnosing Death