Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

Can an Attorney for Personal Care Make Decisions about Organ Donation?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Many people believe that a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is the proper tool in which to express their intention to donate organs.  Is this correct?  If so, does this mean that an attorney for personal care may be granted the authority to make decisions regarding the grantor’s organ ...

What if I can’t spell ‘WORLD’ backwards?

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Clinicians and lawyers are regularly exposed to a score on the Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) also known as the ‘Folstein test’ after the developer of the most widely used cognitive screening tool in the world. Yet it is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted tests in Medicine, not to ...

Living in a Cloud? It doesn’t mean what it used to!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting as part of a panel at an Estate Planning Workshop organized by Mr. Christian Steinbock from Dominion Securities. I was joined by Ms. Indra Bharat, Financial Planning Consultant with RBC and Mr. Ismail Barmania, Estates and Trust lawyer at Barmania-Lawyers. ...