Futile care in Canada

Doctors in Canada are closely watching the outcome of this case:

The debate revolves around Samuel Golubchuk, an 84-year-old man whose doctors say has limited brain function, can’t walk or eat, breathes only with the help of a respirator and, barring divine intervention, is unlikely to recover. His family says it’s a violation of their Orthodox Jewish faith to remove him from life support, and their lawyer, Neil Kravetsky, argued in court this week that to do so would constitute assault and battery. The family believes it would be murder.

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