It’s a bedrock principle that governs every physician’s conduct, so inextricably linked to perceptions of the practice of medicine that most believe (mistakenly) it’s the first sentence of the Hippocratic oath. It actually isn’t part of the centuries-old vow taken by doctors as they embark on their careers, but it’s so fundamental to the ethics and morality of medical practice that it probably should be.
The Catholic Health Corp.'s decision to stack the board at St. Boniface Hospital to prevent assisted dying on premises "might not be what anybody would consider to be ideal," according to health minister Kelvin Goertzen, "but they followed their rules." Goertzen spoke to reporters in Selkirk about the controversy, for the first time addressing the issue beyond just the polarizing issue of assisted dying. He did not elaborate on what those "rules" are.
If his term as the medical staff president at St. Boniface Hospital wasn’t at an end, Dr. Marcus Blouw likely would have resigned from the board after it was stacked to overturn a vote allowing assisted dying in "rare circumstances." Blouw’s internal memos, which were obtained by Dying with Dignity Canada and given to the Free Press last Friday, described a hospital in turmoil over polarizing discussions about whether the Catholic health facility should or shouldn’t offer the service.
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Selecting a term
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