Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

Ban on Physician Assisted Suicide declared unconstitutional by Supreme Court – Part II

Friday, February 20th, 2015

We discussed in our blog last week the Carter decision, which has been lauded (or complained of depending on your view) as a resurgence of judicial activism. What does seem clear is that the Supreme Court has opened the door for substitute decisions makers to act on the authority given ...

What kind of physician is an expert in capacity assessment….and what is ‘Brain Sciences’ anyway?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Disorders of the brain and mind have not always been segregated into the medical disciplines of Psychiatry (mind) and Neurology (brain). Before the rise of Psychoanalysis and large mental hospitals (asylums), a single physician (albeit with limited clinical tools) looked after both types of patients. Freud began his career as ...

Whose Choice Is It Anyway?

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Provided by Dr. Renee Ruiter Kohn, Clinical Manager @ Elder Caring The media has recently focused on the subject of caregivers to elderly parents where the job has been characterized as an all-consuming role that can trigger a host of difficult emotions, including anger, fear, resentment, guilt, helplessness, and grief. Canadian ...