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    “Everything has Been Tried and His Heart Can’T Recover…”: A Descriptive Review of “Do Everything!” in the Archive of Ontario Consent and Capacity Board.Holly Yim, Syeda Shanza Hashmi, Brian Dewar, Claire Dyason, Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Susan Lamb & Michel Shamy - 2022 - BMC Medical Ethics 23 (1):1-10.
    Background In end-of-life situations, the phrase “do everything” is sometimes invoked by physicians, patients, or substitute decision-makers, though its meaning is ambiguous. We examined instances of the phrase “do everything” in the archive of the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board in Canada, a tribunal with judicial authority to adjudicate physician–patient conflicts in order to explore its potential meanings. Methods We systematically searched the CCB’s online public archive from its inception to 2018 for any references to “do everything” in the context (...)
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    Goods, Causes and Intentions: Problems with Applying the Doctrine of Double Effect to Palliative Sedation.Michel C. F. Shamy, Susan Lamb, Ainsley Matthewson, David G. Dick, Claire Dyason, Brian Dewar & Hannah Faris - 2021 - BMC Medical Ethics 22 (1):1-8.
    BackgroundPalliative sedation and analgesia are employed in patients with refractory and intractable symptoms at the end of life to reduce their suffering by lowering their level of consciousness. The doctrine of double effect, a philosophical principle that justifies doing a “good action” with a potentially “bad effect,” is frequently employed to provide an ethical justification for this practice. Main textWe argue that palliative sedation and analgesia do not fulfill the conditions required to apply the doctrine of double effect, and therefore (...)
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  3. Use of Evidence in Acute Stroke Decision‐Making : Implications for Evidence‐Based Medicine.Timothé Langlois-Thérien, Brian Dewar, Ross E. G. Upshur & Michel Shamy - forthcoming - Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.
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