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"I wish they could live in my body for 24 hours." - Eight days before he died, Dr. Donald Low participated in a video interview in which he talks candidly about his experience facing the end of his life, including his concerns about being able to die with dignity. 


Toyota, Air Canada, Best Western Hotels - Are Not ER’s - Focus: If aviation, automobile production and hospitality is checkers, healthcare is multidimensional chess.

Off the Cuff

Dr. Donald Low Remembered

Euthanasia is a patient-led service in the Netherlands. Upon a patient's request, two independent medical opinions are required to support euthanasia. Criteria include verification that the condition is palliative, and overwhelming symptoms such as choking, suffocation or intractable pain. If the criteria are met, the patient determines the location and time to receive an initial intravenous injection to induce sleep, followed by a lethal dose of intravenous medication. Often, patients have family and friends with them in a setting of their choosing.

Ottawa leaves right-to-die debate to provinces

Solutions to challenges and limitations in addressing appropriate living environments for persons with Acquired Brain Injury.

How much does it cost to die?

Breakfast with the Chiefs: What the Sam are the US Republicans up to? Are Canada’s Conservatives following suit? Come and ask two fabled journalists -- Trudy Lieberman and  André Picard. Commentators with connections. Are Ontario’s Conservatives gnawing away at a liberal government with a history of misadventures? Ask the questions and hear the options on October 18, 2012. Click here to register.

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  • Dr. Martin Singh to Chair, Board of Trustees, Mental Health Foundation, Dartmouth, NS
  • John Stockhaussen to Chair, Board of Directors, Canadian Cancer Society, Halifax, NS
  • Lisa Weatherhead to Regional Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Halifax, NS
  • Susan Kelly to Director of Philanthropy, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Stephen McCourt to Board of Directors, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Toronto, ON
  • Olivier Brandicourt to Chief Executive Officer, Bayer Healthcare, Leverkusen, Germany
  • Dr. David Gane to Chief Executive Officer, LED Medical Diagnostics, Burnaby, BC
  • Dr. Linda Rabeneck to Board of Directors, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Ottawa, ON
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