Traditions!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

I attended an unveiling last Sunday and it was a wonderful reminder of how one’s community comes together to support one another in times of need. An ‘unveiling’ is the Jewish custom when the tombstone is uncovered. I have referenced Maurice Lamm’s 1969 publication The Jewish Way in ...

Dying and Death- A Canadian Perspective.

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Vanier Institute of the Family published their latest Contemporary Family Trends, called Death, Dying and Canadian Families, written by Dr. Katherine Arnup, highlighting the Canadian death experience. This is an excellent paper that discusses the change in the experience over the last years. I have summarized some of the key ...

The Right To Decide- Life or Death?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

There has been much discussion lately regarding end of life decisions. Most recently the Court of Appeal of Ontario released its decision in June 2011 in the case of Rasouli v Sunnybrook Health Science Centre which looked at whether or not removal from a mechanical ventilator and ...