Workshop B – Defining Capacity: When a Patient Refuses Life-Saving Treatment

Presentation Description:
It is the duty of all healthcare providers to offer the best available treatment for the best possible outcome. So what is the path forward when a patient refuses this treatment? Structured around three hypothetical pediatric lymphoma cases, this session unraveled the many issues related to defining and determining capacity when a child or adolescent refuses life-saving treatment. 

Speakers (in presentation order):

Donna Johnston, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Rose Geist , MD, FRCPC
MMUS Program Chief and Program Medical Director, Mental Health Program, Trillium Health Partners
Medical Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Hon. Stephen Goudge, QC
Counsel, Paliare Roland Rosenberg Rothstein LLP, Toronto



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