Andrea Donaldson of Pacific Medical Law recently received her Canadian Adaptive Snowsports (CADS) Level 1 certification, allowing her to teach skiing to people with disabilities. CADS instructor training courses are held throughout Canada for people wishing to learn and improve their skills as instructors for people with disabilities. Level 1 consists of personal ski improvement
Babies are cooled immediately after birth if they have hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). HIE is a condition that occurs when an infant’s brain is deprived of oxygen. It is a significant cause of death and long-term disability in infants. The severity of the infant’s HIE determines his or her risk of cognitive impairment and disability.
Doctor have a duty to act with the utmost loyalty and good faith when dealing with their patients, and must never allow their personal interests to conflict with their professional duty. This duty is called a “fiduciary duty.” In this article Andrea Donaldson reviews a number of infamous lawsuits in which physicians breached this duty,
Does method of delivery impact babies’ health? According to a recent UK study – the largest study in the field to date – babies born by caesarean section have dramatically different gut bacteria compared to those born vaginally. For the past decade, scientists have been fascinated by the influence of the bacteria in our gut
Ontario’s highest court has ruled that doctors there must provide referrals to patients for services they oppose on moral or religious grounds. Recently the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a lower court judgment requiring doctors to comply with the “effective referral requirement” of the province’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. An effective referral requires the