Vi godtar ikke forhåndserklæringer. Pasienten må være samtykkekompetent i det aktuelle øyeblikket for å kunne nekte å motta blodoverføring, sier Per Engstrand, fagdirektør ved Sørlandet sykehus. We do not accept advance declarations. The patient must be competent to give consent in that particular moment to refuse blood transfusion, says Per Engstrand, Director at Southern hospitals.
A two year-old boy with failing health can receive blood treatment despite the reluctance of his parents, the High Court has ruled. In An NHS Foundation Trust v T, the youngster, referred to as ‘Child T’, had an abnormally low blood platelet (cell) count which doctors believed was related to problems with his bone marrow.
Family and friends of 26-year-old Éloïse Dupuis gathered Saturday to remember a young woman whose death has sparked a movement. The Laval event had all the features of a memorial with its candles, tributes, songs and photos. Behind it all, however, was an unmistakable sense of political urgency. Dupuis’s aunt Manon Boyer wants Quebec’s Civil Code amended to prevent a
Calls to reform Quebec’s Civil Code are mounting in response to the death of Éloïse Dupuis, a 26-year-old Jehovah’s Witness woman, six days after she gave birth in October. Dupuis’s refusal of an emergency blood transfusion to treat a hemorrhage led her aunt, Manon Boyer, to call for changes to the law that would allow staff at Quebec hospitals to
Yet the Watchtower Society – which governs adherents – adopts and encourages behavior that raises questions about whether many Jehovah’s Witnesses may express an enlightened and free decision about blood transfusions. Writing anonymously because of their fear of losing family and friends, some Jehovah’s Witnesses have taken to the internet to expose the pressure applied
Nhandi Ashley’s religion opposes the care little Deyanta requires In an unusual custody battle playing out in Milwaukee, a mother is fighting to direct her baby’s health care, but the state argues her religious beliefs are putting her infant at risk. Nhandi Ashley’s son Deyanta was three months premature and has been in intensive care
Jehovah’s Witnesses facing the decision of whether to receive a blood transfusion are in no position to make a free and informed refusal of the procedure, alleges former Witness Lawrence Hughes. Hughes’s 16-year-old daughter Bethany was the focus of a high-profile court battle in 2002 in Calgary, Alta., over her refusal to accept blood transfusions
A Quebec coroner is investigating the death of a 46-year-old Jehovah’s Witness who died Oct. 3 from complications shortly after giving birth by caesarian section in a Montreal hospital. A spokeswoman for the coroner’s office, Geneviève Guilbault, confirmed that the bureau was launching an investigation into Cadet’s death in an email to CBC Montreal. “Based on
Jehovah’s Witnesses are defending their ban on blood transfusions after the death of a new mom in Quebec this month. Family members of Eloise Dupuis, 27, say she was influenced to decline a potentially lifesaving blood transfusion after a bedside visit by a “hospital liaison committee” of Jehovah’s Witnesses, the CBC reports. Dupuis, a practicing
Hospital visits by Jehovah’s Witness elders, aimed at defending the right of members to refuse blood transfusions, are under scrutiny following the death of a 27-year-old Quebec woman who hemorrhaged earlier this month. One former Witness described the hospital liaison committees as “intimidating.” But their use is defended by the Canadian branch of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which says the committees are available at