Canadian life-support case pits religion vs science
Posted: 14 December 2007 08:53 AM   [ Ignore ]
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By Carla Tonelli

TORONTO (Reuters) - Medical science and religion clashed this week over whether to switch off life-support equipment that is keeping an 84-year-old man alive in a Canadian hospital.

In a court case in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which doctors say could set a legal precedent, the family of Samuel Golubchuk argues it would be a sin under their Orthodox Jewish faith for doctors to halt treatment and “hasten death.” ...

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Posted: 14 December 2007 10:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Who is paying for this life support?

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Posted: 14 December 2007 08:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Canada has universal health care. 

While I think that excuse for keeping him hooked up is silly, I keep hearing how socialized medicine in Canada treats everyone like sheep.  This certainly seems to belie that objection, since the family has the say over what the doctors want.

Of course I think it’s reasonable to pull the plug on an 84 year old, but if he were 77—well, that’s totally different.  LOL

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