6 judgments found.

Carter v. Canada (Attorney General)

Country: Canada
Year: 2015
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 2015 SCC 5
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Disabilities, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

After Plaintiff Gloria Taylor was diagnosed with a terminal illness in 2009, she challenged the constitutionality of the Canadian Criminal Code Section 241(b), which prohibited assistance in dying. The trial court held that the law was unconstitutional and granted Taylor an exemption from the law. The Court of Appeal reversed, basing their decision on the …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Counseling, Disabled, Informed choice, Leukemia, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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Stransham-Ford v. Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, et al.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2015
Court: High Court, North Gauteng
Citation: [2015] ZAGPHC, 27401/15
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

This case concerned physician-assisted suicide in South Africa. The applicant, a 66-year-old highly educated, experienced lawyer with four children and a mother, had terminal stage 4 cancer with only a few weeks left to live and brought suit against various government ministries. He sought a declaratory order that a medical practitioner may end, or enable …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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The Queen v. Ministry of Justice

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2013
Court: Court of Appeal, Queen’s Bench Division
Citation: [2013] EWCA Civ 961
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Martin suffered a stroke in 2008 leaving him unable to move or speak. He was completely dependent on his family and spent almost all of his time in bed. The effects of his stroke were permanent. Because of his disabilities, he was not able to take his own life. He had attempted to end his …Read more

Tags: Assisted suicide, Criminalization, Disabled, Handicapped, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Palliative care, Patient choice, Physically challenged, Suicide
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Case 22/2003 (IV.28)

Country: Hungary
Year: 2003
Court: Constitutional Court
Health Topics: Health information, Informed consent, Medical malpractice
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

The Court of Hungary received several petitions regarding the right of patients suffering from terminal illnesses to end their lives with dignity and consolidated the petitions into a single judgment. One petition asked the Court to declare unconstitutional and annul the last sentence in Section 43, paragraph (2) of Act II of 1972 on Healthcare. …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Disclosure, Duty of care, Forced treatment, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Involuntary treatment, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Palliative care, Patient choice, Unauthorized treatment
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Re BWV, ex parte Gardner

Country: Australia
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court of Victoria
Citation: (2003) 7 VR 487
Health Topics: Aging, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Diet and nutrition, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to life
Facts:

This case was brought by the Public Advocate of Victoria as limited guardian of BWV, a woman aged 68 years, suffering from a fatal form of dementia (most likely Pick’s disease). At the time of bringing the case, BWV had not appeared conscious, nor had she had any cortical activity for approximately three years. Evidence …Read more

Tags: Aged persons, Elderly, Food, Forced treatment, Incompetence, Involuntary treatment, Long-term care, Mandatory treatment, Mental competence, Neurological diseases, Non-consensual testing and treatment, Older persons, Palliative care, Patient choice, Senior citizens
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Washington v. Glucksberg

Country: United States
Year: 1997
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 521 U.S. 702 (1997)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Mental health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Under the Wash. Rev. Code §9A36.060 (1) it was a crime to cause or aid another person to commit suicide. In 1996, a lower court struck down this law on the basis it violated an individual’s constitutionally protected right to choose the time and manner of death. The petitioners, the State of Washington and its …Read more

Tags: Assisted suicide, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Palliative care, Patient choice, Suicide
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