Archive for the ‘Power of Attorney’ Category

POA’s for Care: Part 2/2

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Continuing from my previous blog, the subject of Power of Attorney for Personal Care continues to require our attention. Fellow blogger Paul Fensom reviewed in his April 23, 2014 blog the results of the Scotia Poll finding that only 33% of respondents had a POA for property. My strong ...

The Canadian Medical Association Speaks on the End of Life Debate

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The Canadian Medical Association, the national organization representing most Canadian physicians, released its report on End of Life Care in June 2014. This is an issue that has seen nationwide dialogue recently and the release of this report confirms that this dialogue will continue. The CMA made a few recommendations, the ...

A medical perspective on Estate matters – a chastened viewpoint

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I am very pleased to join the Allaboutestates blog to add a perspective on the role of the physician in estate matters. I recall vividly the first time I was asked in court: “Dr. Shulman, in your opinion did Mr. X have testamentary capacity at the time he executed his ...